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Turmeric & Sunflower Hommus

April 2, 2016


Hummus or Hommous  is an Arabic word meaning “chickpeas” and is described in many cuisine-related sources as an ancient food. Its basic ingredients—chickpeas, sesame, lemon, and garlic—have been eaten in the Middle East for centuries.

There are hundreds of regional variations (and ways to spell it!) which share their base of chickpeas & tahini and everyone I know prefers their hummus quite differently. Thick or thin, lemony or not, chunky or smooth. It’s probably one of the most popular and best-known of all Middle Eastern dishes.

It is so easy to make and much better than the bought stuff – I like to serve a thinner version on grilled lamb or eggplant as a sauce or keep it thicker for a dip. I always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard for when  unexpected visitors drop in ….. or I need a quick chocolate chip cookie fix or snickerdoodle muffin!!

This is my version of hummus. I have added a zucchini to lighten it up, and added some sunflower seeds and turmeric for added nutrition. Try it and see what you think.

I have another hummus recipe without chickpeas, using just zucchini here.

1 knob fresh turmeric

1 clove garlic

400g can chickpeas, drained

juice of 1 lemon

½ teas salt

1 medium zucchini, peeled

3 tabs sunflower seeds

1 tab apple cider vinegar

2 tabs tahini

1 tab olive oil

white pepper to taste

sumac to garnish

Mince the turmeric and garlic on SP 10 for 10 seconds. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on SP 8 until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Sprinkle with a little sumac and extra sunflower seeds, serve with crackers or crudites.

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