Having friends over to watch the next one-day match at your house? We have a quick and easy dip for your appetizers which will have your friends licking their fingers (figuratively speaking, of course) even while holding their breath waiting on the Umpire’s decision.
The Hummus is one of the most popular Middle Eastern dips which is best served with fresh or toasted pita bread.
You will need:
- 1 bowl of boiled chickpeas
- 1 big lemon – juiced
- Green olives
- Tahini paste – 2 tablespoons (add an edge to the flavour with grounded sesame seeds)
- Garlic paste 1 ½ tablespoon
- Salt – to taste
- Pepper – to taste (use freshly ground, if available)
- Chopped parsley
- Olive oil
- Chilly powder
Blend the chickpeas (using the boiled water) into a thick paste. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, salt and pepper to the paste and mix for 3-5 minutes (or until smooth). You can add chopped olives for taste.
Place in serving bowl and create a shallow well at the center of the hummus. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with chilly powder, chopped parsley and olives.
It can be served immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread and also stored in the fridge for 4-5days.