For the first time in Traditional Market, I found fresh chickpeas and I immediately bought a kilo. Since I've seen SBD Recipes use a lot of chickpeas. The first recipe I adapted from is Hummus. Since, it's fresh I boiled them first for about 5 minutes.
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Drain the chickpeas, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Combine chickpeas, lime juice, tahini, onion, garlic, oil, cumin, pepper, and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth, adding the chickpeas liquid if needed to thin the puree. Refrigerate to chill at least 3 hours before serving to blend the flavors. Garnish with parsley (optional).
Since I'm the only one eating it, there's more left-over! I made it into pasta sauce, just added parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic.Place on top of any kinds of noodles... garnish it with fresh basil... A meal!
So creamy and yummy!
Another Meatless Monday here...