Thursday, 29 October 2009

houmous and flatbreads

Havent posted in about a million years, mostly because I haven't had the internet, but also because I've been a bit of a lazy uninspired fvck over the summer.

Anyway, I'm back, I'm still obsessed with Nigella, and I've just made the most delicious houmous and felt the need to share the foodie love :)

I used half a can of chickpeas, as they were left over, but just double the ingredients if you're using a whole can.

1/2 can of chickpeas
1 tablespoon of tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 teaspoon tomato puree
1/2 a teaspoon ground garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon or more olive oil

All the recipes I found for houmous required a food processor, but I used a pestle and mortar.

  1. Crush the chickpeas into a chunky paste with the pestle and mortar.
  2. Add the tahini, and mix until smooth
  3. Add the tomato puree, garlic, salt and pepper and mix.
  4. Slowly add the olive oil, whilst mixing, until the desired consistency is reached.

Yum yum yum. I added some dried oragano too.

I also made some yummy quick flatbreads for dipping, using this recipe from bbc food. They only take ten minutes, as you don't have to wait for the dough to rise. I rubbed the leftover salt and black pepper into them after cooking, they were scrummy.

Sorry there are no photos, but I'll get back into the habit :)