Also, I have this weird fear of condiments, this sometimes carries over into dips. Anything vinegar based, I'm probably not going to like. I think a reason I don't eat dips is most likely the texture, obviously not eating sauces with meals (ketchup, salad cream etc) means I'm not used to a wetness, I like my food dry! This contributes to me not eating hummus often. ANYWAY O also made a pact with myself to try and get to like hummus by making it myself, to conquer my weird fear (everyone has a stupid food fear right?). Lo and behold, the first recipe in my new cook book is for red pepper hummus. So I made it, here's how......
you will need:
- 2 red peppers
- 14oz/400g chickpeas
- 2 gloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
- juice 1/2 lemon
- 3 tbsp olive oil
(You can use canned chick peas, alternatively use dried chick peas, but remember to soak them the night before)
First, deseed the peppers and cut into 4. Place under a hot grill. grill until the skin blackens, place in a plastic bag and when cool peel the skin off.
Peel the garlic, then place in a food processor with the cooled, skinless peppers, lemon juice, chick peas, olive oil and tahini paste. Blend until smooth.
Place into a bowl and sprinkle with paprika. then eat!!!!
(this recipe will feature in Sugar Paper #7, along with a few others!!)