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Hurray for Hummus - Lovely Recipe!
The other day I had a good friend over and needed to find some lunch ideas for us to have a chat and nibble over. I remembered we had both once visited a Middle Eastern restaurant for lunch in London whilst we were at uni, and so began my hunt through my recipe books for the instructions of how to make it. I was actually surprised to find that none of my up to date vegetarian books had the recipe, and eventually found it in a very old Weight Watchers 'keep it simple' book I had found from the 1980s.
Since it was amazingly delicious, I thought I would share the recipe here - and being Weight Watchers you can of course enjoy lots of it!!
Hummus, Serves 3 255 Calories per serving 270gm canned Chick Peas (drained, but keep back some of the liquid) 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds toasted 2 -3 tablespoons of lemon juice 1 tablespoon of olive oil (I think I might have forgotten to put this in, but it made no difference!) 1 clove garlic crushed 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspon cumin salt and pepper 1 teaspoon fresh parsley to garnish if you have it
Place everything (except the parsley) in a blender and process until smooth. If using a hand held blender pop everything in a bowl and blend. Season to taste, adjusting the coriander and cumin to suit.
Transfer the Hummus to a serving dish and sprinkle with the parsley if using. This makes a nice communal dish for the centre of the table, or you could pop into individual ramekins for a starter. We ate this with lovely baked seeded crackers which are low cal, though traditionally it is served with pitta bread. Delicious, and new addicition for me!