I created this Black Hummus, a visual delight from some black chickpeas I happened upon out shopping recently. A little smaller than regular chickpeas, I was intrigued! After a little research, I discovered they're essentially the same as Channa Dal that I use in Indian dishes all the time - just the whole version. They still had me intrigued, so I decided to make one of my favourite things to eat of all time. Hummus!!
Fresh Hummus - the perfect friend for dinner
I'd been planning a Middle Eastern spread for the weekend and imagined these black chickpeas would make for a good looking hummus. As it happens they taste the same as regular chickpeas but I think the visual appeal of them is undeniable and much sexier than the beige of a straightforward hummus.
The black hummus is nutty, creamy and very addictive! We started the evening off dipping with flatbreads alongside a splendid Turkish Carrot Salad and moved on to accompany the marvellous Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Caul Fat I'd grilled to perfection.
Serving suggestions and other dishes to serve with hummus
Hummus works as a side dish to other Mediterranean/Middle Eastern dishes. It's right at home alongside a Turkish chopped salad, a Moroccan Carrot Salad, a wonderful Beetroot & Feta Salad with fresh herb Herb Dressing or a creamy garlicky yoghurt sauce. What a tasty combination of flavours that makes for. Don't just relegate hummus to a dip for chips... it has so much more to offer!