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.