The countdown for my next trip has begun.
Countdowns make me nervous.
And when I’m nervous I eat.
Last night. Maxi and I were playing cards (I know it sounds lame but we love it) and it was too early to think about dinner. It was then when it hit me: I has all the ingredients to prepare hummus. And boy, it was good.
Chickpeas, ready to eat, 1 cup (reserve the liquid)
Garlic, 1 clove (you can add more to taste)
Sesame tahini, 1 teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon + more to serve with
Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon
Tabasco, to taste
Sea salt & pepper, to taste
Paprika, to taste
Pita bread, celery or carrots to dip
Drain the chickpeas, leaving a little water in them. Add the minced garlic cloves, lemon juice and sesame tahini. You can smash this mix with a potato masher if you like it more “chunky”, but if you like it smooth go with the regular food processor technique.
Sweet tahini come to me!
Once the mix is homogeneous, season to taste: I like to add a few drops of Tabasco, salt and pepper. I always serve it with a drizzle of olive oil on top and paprika to add some color.
Homemade hummus is a delicious way to disrupt the regular snacking with easy to find ingredients. Tahini might be the exception, and while it’s optional it really makes the difference.
What snacks do you prefer when it’s not dinner time yet but you’re feeling hungry? Share your ideas in our comment section!
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