Hummus

I love hummus. It’s one of the world’s greatest inventions. However, I hate shop bought hummus. I’m not just being snobby, really I’m not! There’s something so horrid about it when compared to the freshly prepared kind. I could eat an entire bowl of it on my own – and often do along with a sizeable wad of flat breads.

INGREDIENTS:
1x400g can cooked chick peas (drained)
1 small garlic clove (crushed to a pulp)
2-3 tablespoons tahini paste (to your taste)
1/2 lemon (juice of)
1/2 cup olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Greek style yoghurt (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Put the chick peas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and salt into a food processor – blend for about 5 minutes until smooth – scraping down the sides every minute. With the motor running, gradually pour in the olive oil and the yoghurt if using. Scrape into a bowl and smooth out. Leave for 30 minutes to develop in flavour.

SERVING:
Just before serving, to spruce things up, make a small well in the centre and drizzle in some olive oil and garnish with some tomatoes and herbs or maybe a few olives. Serve with flatbreads like pita.

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