In this recipe series, we bring you recipes by Julia Toon, culinary motivator and author of the book ‘Good Eating: A Taste of Qatar’. New recipes every week, straight from Jules of the Kitchen.
Easy Hummus Dip
This week I share the ultimate easy snack, Easy Hummus Dip, which is not only extremely tasty and easy to make but full of healthy goodness . The chickpeas provide a quality source of fibre which promotes a healthy gut and as this delightful dip is also full of garlic, it is high in antioxidants and immune power. Enjoy and realise that this terrific snack not only tastes good, it is doing you good as well.
Serves 6 | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: None – just chilling
- 1 x 400g can chickpeas – rinsed and drained
- 1 large fresh lemon – juice
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 garlic clove – crushed
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
- Sea salt to taste
- Plenty of coarsely ground black pepper – to taste
- 2 – 3 tablespoons water – warm (to thin)
- Sprinkle sea salt
- Extra virgin olive oil – a heavy glug
1. Make dip
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust as you see fit.
2. To serve
Dollop into a bowl or on to a plate and top with a heavy glug of extra virgin olive oil.
Season generously with sea salt flakes and coarsely ground black pepper and serve with toasted pitta bread or crunchy vegetable crudités.
Such a versatile dip which can be served as a whole where everyone ‘dips’ in or for a starter in individual ramekin dishes.
Can be made fresh and served immediately, or prepared the day before and stored in the fridge in a plastic container. A perfect snack, sandwich filler or pre-dinner nibble.
Oh yes, if you wish the dip to taste of more garlic, then of course add an extra one or two more cloves of fresh garlic! I also like to substitute the fresh lemon juice with cider vinegar – for a slight change in the taste or if I am running short of lemons.