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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!

above...fab vintage tableware from yay retro! - Serve your Hummus in style! Pop in to the shop now for a browse.
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