Healthy and vegetarian
Hummus is healthy, vegetarian and fills very well like other legumes. You can get it as a starter, at lunch or at dinner.
Hummus is made from chickpeas. If you want to create it yourself, the most healthy way is to cook the chickpeas. You have to take some time for that. Let them sit overnight in a pot of water and boil the chickpeas in about 30 minutes.
The basic recipe for hummus consists of chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. But what I like so much about hummus, is that you can combine it with a wide variety of ingredients! With beetroot, eggplant, curry, you name it. I recently made one that I call: hot hummus. It reminds me of Oriental atmospheres, because you add sambal and lime juice to it. I was a little rough on the sambal, so you can imagine how that tastes. You can leave the hummus for three days in the fridge.
Ingredients hot hummus
o 400 grams of cooked chickpeas (cooked or canned)
o 1 dash of olive oil
o 2 limes
o 3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
o 2 garlic cloves
o 1 teaspoon of mild sambal
o 1 teaspoon cumin powder
This is how you make it
o Put the drained chickpeas in a blender jar.
o Pour a splash of olive oil.
o Press the garlic and lime and add the juice, tahini, garlic, chilli pepper and cumin to the chickpeas.
o Puree with a hand blender.
o Mix everything well together.
If you do not have time and the desire to make hummus; You can now buy them anywhere. At my Turkish supermarket Genco around the corner you have hummus with beetroot, lemon, curry and of course the hummus au natural. At Sir Hummus on the Van der Helstplein they make fresh hummus each day according to a secret recipe.
Try hummus on a rice cake and a slice of tomato: delicious!