Shopping Around the World

IMG_5419Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you all know, every month our friends Bacon and Fozzie do a blog post hightlighting different recepies from all around the world. Well, this month mummy decided to participate.   About time you might say.

The theme this month was appetizers or snacks.  One of family’s favourite snack is home-made humus.  Easy to make and suitable for sister now that she has gone all vegan on Us.    

How to Make Hummus

Makes about 2 cups

What You Need

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (roughly 2 cups drained, cooked chickpeas)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons tahini
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon), plus more to taste
1 small clove of garlic, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
To serve: pita wedges, pita chips, raw sliced vegetables

A food processor or blender

IMG_5412A can of chick peas is NZ$1.39 (US96c) at the budget supermarket family shop at.  The lemon was free as mummy swops them for eggs with a friend.  The Tahini paste was NZ$12.00 (US$8.30) but you only need 3 tablespoons so it lasts forever.  The olive oil is NZ$8.00 (US$5.54) per litre. Again you only need 3 tablespoons. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem last very long around here. The garlic came from mummy’s garden.

Drain the chickpeas and put all the indregiants into blender.

IMG_5413IMG_5415Once blended, transfer hummus into a bowl and keep away from the children if you want to eat any of it yourself.
Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land, who didn’t get to taste any hummus.

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7 Responses to Shopping Around the World

  1. Looks like something even I can do ( must find tahini….the rest is already in house) Thanks

  2. Our fav! Mama uses it in place if mayo. Great choice!

  3. Kismet says:

    I’m confused You have your measurements in avoirdupois. Thank God I’m a bird an don’t have to worry about it. I go by one clawsworh as a measurement.

  4. I like it and we will make it a home now too once :o) thanks for a super recipe and a good idea! (btw: my mom read “humans” instead of humus first… we better give her no margaritas while blogging huh?)

  5. Piglove says:

    OMP – first off – welcome to Shopping Around the World and participating. Isn’t it fun?! And your snack looks so delicious. I’ve always wanted to try hummus. I think we will try your recipe and see what we think. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Yummy. We might have to try that one
    Lily & Edward

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