HUMMUS - CHICKPEAS DIP



                                  Hummus is a very popular Middle eastern dish. It is a dip made from boiled chickpeas. Yes! Chickpeas is the main ingredient here. So you can imagine the amount of protein here! Super healthy! Don't know why I didn't post this recipe here before?!.................... Coz I make it atleast once in 2 weeks! It goes into the snack boxes as a spread with this super easy grilled chicken.................or any grilled/roasted veggies as a sandwich! 

                                   Hummus is so easy to make! Its a great appetizer/snack for parties...............just serve them with pita or even carrot or celery sticks! now aint that easy?

                                   You can even go super creative with this recipe.............I love adding in bits of black olives and sun- dried tomatoes or even toasted pine nuts! Yum! ............................There! You have just got yourself a healthy lunch ! Cook to impress guys! :)




INGREDIENTS:
Canned chickpeas - 1(see notes below)
Tahini - 1/2 cup
Garlic cloves - 2
Water - 1/4 -  1/2 cup (desired consistency)
Extra virgin olive oil - 1/4 cup
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp 
Salt to taste
Extra virgin olive oil, extra - drizzle on top
Chili powder - 1//2 tsp extra to garnish on top(optional)


PROCESS:
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  • Dump the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, water, cumin,chili powder, olive oil, salt and lemon juice in a blender and blend till it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Transfer to a bowl and top with chili powder and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top
  • Serve with pita bread or even with carrots and celery sticks.

NOTES:
  • if you are not using the canned chickpeas, then simply soak the chickpeas overnight and boil them in water till cooked. this recipe uses about 1 and 3/4 cups cooked chickpeas.


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