Hommus is super easy to make (or I wouldn't make it) and it's really healthy too which is just a bonus.
- 1 tin chick peas
- 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic or substitute out some of the oil for garlic oil
- salt to taste
- lemon juice to taste - substitute white wine vinegar and verjuice mix, the verjuice helps to tone down the vinegar flavour, start with 2 tablespoons and adjust to taste
- 1/4 cup of water
NB: Most hommus recipes call for tahini, a sesame seed paste. I don't use tahini enough to justify buying it so I use sesame seeds instead. It works a treat but if you want to use tahini instead you can, use 1-2 tablespoons.
Add all ingredients into your food processor and blend. Taste and adjust flavour by adding more salt or lemon juice. If the mixture is too thick add a tablespoon of water at a time.
Serve chilled with fresh vegetable sticks. Today I used carrot, celery, capsicum (peppers) and kohlrabi.
Did you know that chick peas were a very important staple food for the Romans? I wonder if they made hommus.