What’s up world? I was inspired by my friend, Kim, to revive this blog.
Just to give a brief update, I have been out of the Singapore workforce and living the bum’s life for the past month. Hubs and I are now based in Malaysia until end of the month before we bum for another month in the Philippines and finally migrate to Sydney. Yey!
I’ve been keeping myself busy by planning out our daily meals. To start off, I would like to share with you this simple DIY hummus recipe. It all started when I woke up one day and craved for some middle eastern food for lunch. I initially thought of making kebabs but the service apartment we are staying in at the moment only has the basic white goods. Sadly, there are no power tools in the house except for the microwave so I ended up with this simple recipe.
In my opinion, this is better than those store bought hummus dips. Those dips are super greasy!
Fork, bowl, microwave
1 can 400 g chickpeas
2-3 tablespoon chickpeas water
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin or more to taste
a pinch of pepper to taste
a pinch of paprika to serve
1. Place the chickpeas in a microwaveable container and microwave for 30 seconds to soften the chickpeas.
2. Strain the chickpeas but do not throw away the water. The water will be used to soften the paste if it gets too dry.
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3. Place the chickpeas in a mixing bowl and mash it with a fork until it turns into a paste. Note that you do not need to remove the shells of the chickpeas. If the paste gets too dry, add in 2-3 tablespoon of the chickpea water.
4. Next mix in the garlic, olive oil, cumin and pepper until the ingredients blend in with the paste.
5. Let the paste set for an hour before serving.
This dish is best served with paprika on top, a few drops of olive oil and a freshly pan-grilled pita bread. Yummo!
Of course, you could also try the easy-peasy way of dumping all the ingredients in a food processor.
Good luck and have fun mashing those peas! ; )