Both hubby and I love trying out new cuisines and we have our favourites for a period of time ... and then once we are bored we try out another cuisine.Our current favourite is middle eastern...so we are trying all kinds of dips with pita bread and pair it with salad and chicken wings which makes a complete meal.For the last month our friday dinners have been like this and we are just loving it !!
Hummus is one of the most popular dishes of middle eastern cuisine...the best thing is that it can be prepared in a jiffy and goes well with pitas,oatcakes,crackers,chips..!!
I used to make hummus using garbanzo /chickpeas but somehow could'nt get the same taste I enjoy at restaurants ...so when I tried it with cannellini beans to finish off a can lying in my store cupboard,I was really pleased with the result.
This is perfect for picnic,parties and even your mid-evening snacking !!!(and its low cal too)
Here's the recipe
1 can cannellini beans
2 garlic cloves chopped
3 tbsp tahini paste
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon(juice from 1 lemon)
Red chilli powder to sprinkle
Salt to taste
Coriander for garnish (optional)
Put the beans into a mixer.Add lemon juice,garlic,tahini paste and salt..slowly pour in the olive oil and process until smooth and thick.Sprinkle red chilli powder and garnish with coriander.Refrigerate it and serve with pitas.
You can even use it as a sandwich spread ..I'll be sharing that sandwich recipe very soon ...so stay tuned :)