In 2008 I have been on Holiday in Jordan. A great country with warm people really wanting to help you, and not ripping of tourists. We visited many traditional sites and could enjoy delicious mezzes. On my way back I had a cookbook in my luggage with the best Jordan recipes.
One of them is hummus, which I still make a lot in summer and when I have guests.
- 1 cup of chickpeas (these can be obtained in a large supermarket in a tin)
- half a teaspoon of salt
- 2 cloves of garlic
- a quarter cup of lime juice
- 2 tablespoons of sesame paste
- 2 tablespoons of parsley (finely ground)
- half a tablespoon of cumin powder
- radish for further garnishing
- Drain the chickpeas and set one tablespoon aside for garnishing.
- Mix the rest in the food processor.
- cut the garlic cloves finely.
- Mix the chickpeas with the sesame paste, lime juice, garlic and salt to a smooth puree. Hummus must be thick and smooth.
- Arrange the hummus on a deep plate. In the middle you can pour some olive oil.
- For the garnish you can use the other chickpeas, some radishes, the parsley and the cumin powder.
It takes only half an hour to prepare. You can eat it with chips, tacos or flatbread.