Reading Andie's blog post on her favourite healthy foods, she made me think about my favourite health kick these days and I came up with: chickpeas!
You can make....
- Chickpea puree
- Chickpea Tajines
- Chickpea salad
- Chickpea pasta
- Chickpea con carne
- many other things that my mind can not think of at this second....
Or ... a million different types of hummus! Maybe some of you don't know this, but hummus is made with chickpeas, pureed chickpeas to be precise. And then you add whatever you feel like adding, that very moment.
As I know that a few of our readers are beginning cooks, I thought to have a little cooking series especially for them. This series is about 'how to make hummus'. We start of with part 1, making a very simply classic hummus. Then while we proceed in time, we are going to add spices, herbs and other kind of things to make hummus even more exciting.
By the end (if there is such a thing with cooking) you will be dreaming how to make hummus, and most of all, you will be craving hummus at a weekly base like I do.
- one can of drained chickpeas
- 2 tablespoons of tahini (sesamepaste) --> invest in this one as you will be needing it during the course!
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 0,5 clove of garlic
- 1 tablespoon yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- pinch of chilipepper
- pinch of salt
How to make it:
It is the most easy thing ever!
Make sure you rinse the chickpeas after having washed them to take away most of the sodium that accompany canned foods.
Chuck everything in a high container.
Blend it down to a puree....taste.... add whatever YOU feel is missing... blend.....
Outcome: classic HUMMUS!!!
Get ready for part 2 next week or so; we will be adding some more exciting spices!