Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas and is a popular Middle-Eastern dip. The added orange juice, garlic, ginger, spices and home-made Tahini, makes this Hummus recipe extra special.
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (OR 1 cup cooked chickpeas)
- ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
- 2 Tbsp onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp grated fresh ginger, minced
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 2 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste*)
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Spices: ¼ tsp each of salt; black pepper; ground coriander; ground turmeric;
- ground cumin; and paprika.
- ¼ cup olive oil
Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
Slowly add the olive oil to the mixture to form a smooth paste.
Serve at room temperature, with pita bread triangles or Tortilla chips or fresh crusty bread or as a healthy dip with vegetable crudités.
Tahini or sesame seed paste can be bought from most supermarkets or delis, but it is also easy to make.
1 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1. Toast a cup of sesame seeds in a frying pan. (Watch it constantly and be careful not to burn.)
2. Add ¼ cup vegetable oil.
3. Blend to a fine paste and chill for about an hour before serving
This can be kept in a sterilised glass jar in the fridge until needed.