People always say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Regardless of whether it is true or not I like to keep my husband’s stomach happy. Whenever I’m not around, my husband likes to go for takeaway and kebab is on his top 5 list. I decided to try my hand at middle eastern cuisine a couple days ago. Instead of going straight to the main course, I started off with a popular appetizer – hummus. It is easy to make and is great to serve as finger food at parties.
What You Need:
- 2 cups chickpeas
- 1/4 cup liquid from boiling the chickpeas
- 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of tahini
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of parsley (optional)
What To Do:
- Soak 2 cups of chickpeas overnight.
- Boil the chickpeas for 5 minutes and simmer for another hour. Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid until cool.
- Combine all the ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until throughly mixed and smooth.
- Place in a serving dish, create a shallow well in the center of the hummus and pour a bit of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).