Hummus must be one of the most popular dips world wide … and it’s so healthy too … made from chick peas, tahini paste and garlic. One can soak dry chick peas overnight (in three times their amount of water) and then simmer them until they are really tender (this can take up to two hours or less with a pressure cooker). Or else one can buy them ready made, as I did.
The chick peas need to be puréed and you could use a sieve to do this but a blender makes much more sense.
Crush one clove of garlic. Smooth out some tahini paste (see 1 – The Wonders of Tahini) with water and lemon. Sprinkle some salt. Add a little water and process until the mixture turns into a thick, creamy consistency.
Garnish with some cayenne pepper, parsley and a little drizzle of olive oil. More-ish. Very more-ish. Make lots, you won’t regret it.