Picture this: Tuesday night. It seems that the week started three years ago and you still have to suffer four meetings, two spinning classes and three rainy days until your weekend begins. What do you prepare for dinner? This hummus. It’s comforting, utterly delicious and so very easy to prepare. The perfect dinner if you are tired and in need of a flavourful push to continue with your week. Because is there anything better than a great dinner in the sofa watching your favourite TV show? Yes, great hair, but we talked about it on Monday.
The best thing about hummus is that it’s packed with protein, since chickpeas are a fantastic protein source and, therefore, a basic ingredient for plant based diets. We do eat meat, but we have been trying to reduce our meat intake, so that’s another reason why we’ve been having this hummus for dinner a lot. The main reason being that it’s delicious, though.
There are thousands of hummus recipes, this is ours. It’s not very conservative, let’s say that we have adapted it to our taste. We don’t use tahini, for instance, because we don’t like its noticeable earthy flavour. Instead we use toasted sesame seeds, which also give the recipe a little bit of a crunch.
Ingredients (serves 2):
30 g toasted sesame seeds
35 g extra virgin olive oil
60 g water
30 g lemon juice
1 garlic clove, peeled
250 g canned chickpeas
1 g salt
Before serving: ground cumin, sweet paprika and extra virgin olive oil to taste
Rinse the chickpeas in cold water. Then boil the chickpeas 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse them again afterwards and rub them, so that the skin peels off easily. This is the secret to silky, smooth hummus!
The next step can’t be easier: put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend. Taste and adjust your seasoning. Maybe you need more lemon juice, olive oil, salt…
Serve in a bowl, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and finally add the ground cumin and sweet paprika. And there you have it! A delicious, creamy hummus. Now put on your pyjamas, crawl into in your sofa, turn on your favourite TV show or film and enjoy your comforting yet healthy dinner. We can’t think of a better way to finish your day!