Hummmmmmmmm… Hummmmmmmm…. Hummmmmmmmm…

August 13, 2013

Eating super tasty humus is the norm in my life. Some might say I’m biased for this next bit but…I.Don’t.Care. My dad makes THE BEST humus in Cape Town – done & done. Sloppy Sam humus FTW – always. But. I can’t expect the rents to courier chickpea goodness up to Jozi, I sometimes have to hustle & whip up a batch of my own.

I adore me some roast tomatoes – ADORE. Obviously I thought, ‘hey… let me add some tom tom goodness to that chickpea dip’. So I combined my roast tommies with my ever so slightly less fattening hummmmmmmm*us*. I could drink olive oil – I like it that much. My waistline on the other hand – it doesn’t like anything that much. That’s why I drastically reduce the amount of o.oil goodness in this *hum hum* but still manage to keep maximum flavour with those roast tommies. OK, nuff about that, chickpea glory here we go….




*Oh, one more thing – I didn’t use Tahini paste *gasp* – didn’t have any & couldn’t be asked to go to the shops for a dollop of the stuff – but add 1 tbsp (15ml) if you have a bottle lurking in the fridge*


Roast Tom Tom Hummmmmmmmmm*us*

3 tomatoes, roughly chopped

2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil

4 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped

A good shake of red chilli flakes

Maldon salt & black pepper burst

2 tins of chickpeas, rinsed & drained

Juice of 1 large lemon & a mini lemon *start with 1, add more tang if necessary*

So damn simple, so damn easy. Whack the oven up to 220C. Throw the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic & chilli flakes in an ovenproof dish & season well with magic Maldon & a black pepper burst. Roast for 15-20 minutes until soft & squishy. Place the chickpeas in a large bowl, add the tomatoes, all the saucy tommie juices, lemon juice & season with some more magic Maldon & a black pepper burst. Using a stick blender, *blitz blitz* – the hummmmmmmmm*us* should still be a lil’ bit chunky. *adjust seasoning & lemon juice*. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving with all sorts of stuff.

All sorts of stuff is code for: bread, crackers, veggies, on *sammiches*, baked potatoes, dolloped onto grilled chicken, fish or meat. Boom. Then I went & glugged some of that o.oil goodness on before serving to those housemates of mine. I tried OK. I tried.

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