Gigglepeas

Today I felt like having a typical vegetarian dish or starter more like. Hummus. It is a dip made from chickpeas, olive oil, garlic and tahini (sesame seed purée). I don’t know where the word ‘chickpea’ stems from. In German they are called ‘Kichererbsen’ which translated literally means ‘Gigglepeas’.
Making Hummus is easy. I used canned chickpeas (1 can equalling 250g) because I did not have time to soak dried ones.

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Add 2 cloves of garlic.

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The juice of 1 lemon.

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2 tablespoons of tahini.

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And 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

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Blend well.

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Pour into a small bowl and make a well in the middle for some roasted paprika powder that you briefly panfry in olive oil. Garnish with chopped flat parsley.

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I served it with pepper and cucumber….

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… and Pita bread.
A spicy tasty and fairly light dinner.

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