HUMMUS, the king of all dips. This isn’t just an amazing dish, it’s a 5-minute amazing dish. If you have never made it yet, it’ll change your cooking life.
You’ll need some sort of blender or food processor to prepare it. But even if you don’t have one you can still make it, just mince everything finely and smash the chickpeas with a fork. It takes a couple of minutes more, but it’s fucking delicious anyway.
- Add two cups of cooked chickpeas (or a can if you don’t buy raw chickpeas), one tablespoon of tahini, one minced garlic clove, a tablespoon of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, a teaspoon of paprika, a teaspoon of cumin and salt to your blender, blending jar or food processor
- Start blending and slowly add water until you get a nice consistency. Alternatively you can use the water where you’ve cooked your chickpeas instead or the water from the can if you like that…
- If you serve it as a dip, top it with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika
That’s it. It’s that easy! If you fuck it up I’m really gonna get mad, because it’s impossible. And yeah, some days you’re not gonna have tahini or lemon juice or paprika but don’t worry so much, it’s not rocket science, do it without! As long as you have chickpeas, blend them with something and you’ll have a pretty good meal. And even if you don’t have chickpeas you can use lentils or beans, just be fucking creative and cook! It’s EASY!!
Okay, pardon the excitement, let me just add a couple of tips:
FUCKING TIP #1: If you want a lighter texture and flavour you can use yogurt instead of water to make it creamier and smooth.
FUCKING TIP #2: You can add/substitute almost any ingredient. Add basil or roasted bell peppers or roasted beetroots or peas or turmeric and you’ll get incredible and colourful hummus variations.
Okay, that’s it for today.
The Fucking Chef