Aren't chickpeas amazing? Packed with fiber and protein, they make an excellent meat replacement. And mixed with a few ingredients you get one of the best dips - hummus. Smitten Kitchen recently posted a hummus recipe I was eager to try. Be warned though, there is a bit of work involved here. If you don't mind hand peeling a can of chickpeas then it's completely worth the end result. This hummus is heavenly and smooth. I didn't adapt the recipe but I think I might add a pinch of smoked paprika next time. It really doesn't need too much help.
You will need:
I can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (the skins pop right off)
1/2 cup tahini paste
The juice of one lemon
2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
Salt to taste
1/4 cup of water
Start by blending the chickpeas for one minute in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Make sure you scrape down the sides of the food processor. To make this recipe from dried chickpeas head over to Smitten Kitchen here.
I let the hummus sit in the fridge for a day so that the garlic could really sink in. So good.
Have a great week everyone!