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.
- Crush the chickpeas into a chunky paste with the pestle and mortar.
- Add the tahini, and mix until smooth
- Add the tomato puree, garlic, salt and pepper and mix.
- 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 :)