Middle Eastern Hummus with Pita Bread
A chickpea-based dip with the right balance of flavours. This Middle Eastern delight can be taken as breakfast or as a starter to kick-off lunch or dinner Hummus. This recipe is a proof that some of the best-tasting dishes in life are very simple to make!
Ingredients For Hummus :
3 cups chickpeas soaked overnight and cooked till soft
¾ cup tahini paste
½ cup garlic-infused extra-virgin olive oil (or 1 clove garlic; minced)
1 teaspoon cumin powder
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
Water and salt as required
1 teaspoon chopped parsley leaves for garnishing
Preparation For Hummus :
Drain water from the cooked chickpeas, and take it in a blender.
Add little water with ½ cup olive oil in the blender and mash it into a smooth consistency.
Add the tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, cumin powder, salt and blend for a few seconds.
Take the hummus in a bowl. Make a shallow well and drizzle the olive oil.
Garnish with chopped parsley leaves, and serve it with warm pita bread.
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Our kitchen tips
- Do not use canned beans. Soak and cook your chickpeas, and cook till they are very soft.
- While mashing the chickpeas, use the water used for boiling the chickpeas instead of plain water. A flavour booster!
- Peel the chickpeas to avoid the peels showing here and there in the finished hummus. This will also give a silky; cream like texture.