Monday, 8 April 2013

Sun-dried Tomato Coriander Hummus

I think that chickpeas is the bomb diggity! You can do so much with it and it is so healthy for you. LIKE.  I discovered "A beautiful mess" blog recently and just love these sisters style and recipes and thought I would try out their Sun-dried Tomato Coriander Hummus recipe.  I have made this recipe twice and adjusted it a bit, as I didn't like the overpowering tomato flavour and added more garlic!  Yesterday I had a few friends over and I took out the home-made Sun-dried Tomato Coriander Hummus and they were really impressed and insisted that I share the recipe so here goes!















Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas
1/4 cup sun-dries tomato paste (I bought a Ina Paarman sachet)
2 tablespoon tahini paste
1/4 cup fresh coriander
1 clove fresh garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil
Pepper to taste

























I have never heard of removing the skins of the chickpeas, but apparently it makes the world of difference and you have a smooth hummus as a result.  I didn't do it, but wanted to know how and it's easy peasy, check it out here.  I will definitely try it next time.

I never wanted to buy Tahini, as it's so pricey, but it's a must have in your fridge, it gives that nutty flavour that nothing else can!  You can use it in curries and other dips too.  So worth splurging on it!!

























Method:
Place the first 6 ingredients in your food processor and blend, then add the olive oil in parts and blend until smooth.























Add more salt and pepper after you have given it a taste.  I like to eat the hummus with
crackers and veggies.  Here I ate it with cocktail tomatoes, gherkin and matzo crackers.  I try and follow a LCHF diet and try not to eat too much carbs, so I keep the crackers to a minimum.  I keep the rest in the jar in the fridge and whenever I am craving something, I just take a carrot and dip it in here. YUM.  This hummus also tastes like pizza, so can satisfy a pizza craving too. DOUBLE YUM!




















Try this recipe, blog about it and comment on this post with a link to your blog, would love to check out how your hummus came out.  Or share any other hummus recipes that you have tried.  I would love to hear from you!

2 comments:

  1. Chickpeas are not my favourite to eat on their own or in a salad - its something about the texture I don't like but I love hummus!So will try your recipe - Oh and a Beautiful Mess is an awesome blog been following it since I started blogging!:)

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