Monday, July 25, 2011

Spicy Hummus



'Hummus' is a popular dip that originated in Middle East. It's easy to make and is a great appetizer. Hummus is usually served with pita bread/ chips. You can also use hummus as a spread on toast.

Ingredients:
Boiled chickpeas/canned - 1 cup
Tahini-2 tbsp
Garlic cloves-1-2
Lemon juice-3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Cayanne pepper-1/4 tsp
Parsley- 1/2 tsp

How to make Tahini:
Sesame seeds- 5tbsp
olive oil-2 tbsp
Toast/roast  the sesame seeds in a pan.
After it cools,blend in a food processor with oil.
The consistency should be thick/viscous.

Method:
Blend all the above ingredients in a blender for 2-4 mins.
Serve warm.
Hummus can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.






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