The first time I had this delicious concoction of chickpeas and tahini was in Eilat, Isreal about 20 odd years ago. I was sitting at an outdoor café, with a small white plate of paprika sprinkled hummous, swimming in olive oil, on the table in front of me I remember how good it was, wondering what on earth was in it and at the same time being very perturbed by a soldier sitting on the table next to us, holding a very large rifle!
Nevertheless, it did not put me off eating my hummous!
I would always buy this at supermarkets and delis, as I never realised how easy it was to make- But now I've tasted the home made version- nothing quite tastes as good.
If you have a Blender, this is the easiest recipe on earth. If you don't, it just takes a little more work to smash up the chickpeas and blend by hand.
So grab all the ingredients, except the oil and paprika,
Put into blender,
Add the Oil
There you go - it's done!
You can add the paprika at the end, sprinkled on top, just to add a bit of colour!
Enjoy eating with crudités, pita bread,crackers, toast, falafel, etc etc
Until next time,