All posts tagged: Hummus

Falafel Salad Bowl

  Having lived in the Middle East for a little less than two decades, our taste buds tend to gravitate to wonderful middle eastern flavours that revive memories of our stay as expats in Dubai. Our dinners quite often have a hint of levantine spices and ingredients, and my kitchen pantry is almost always stocked with  za’taar and sumac spices, pomegranate molasses,preserved lemons, sesame seeds, saffron and olive oil. The tahini sauce has also come to be a  sought after condiment and used quite frequently to accompany many of my meals. Last week I decided to make up a  Falafel Salad Bowl for a light and easy lunch. The Falafels and the Tahini sauce have been made from scratch and the recipe is as explained below. Now most often I do bake the Pita breads too,however time being of essence,I had to make do with store bought ones! I do have to admit that the vibrancy and textures of the Falafel Salad Bowl brought about a burst of flavour in every bite.The edamame,all though part …

Beetroot Hummus

Hummus, the  delightful and quintessential middle eastern dip that works magical as a healthy and delicious snack. A combination of crushed chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste) some lemon juice,garlic and olive oil all blended together to luscious creamy texture. And Voila a delicious dip to serve with grilled meats,crisp pita or even some chopped vegetables. How about jazzing up your favorite Hummus recipe with the goodness of beetroot? I’ve used some beetroot puree into a batch that I made up earlier this week.The beetroot adds a wonderful vibrant hue to the hummus, lends a delicate flavour too and looks absolutely stunning. The best part about this recipe is that it comes together in less than 10 minutes. I have used boiled beetroots that have been pureed but you may like to roast the beets to elevate the flavours, if you like. What You Will Need: Chickpeas (tinned) Tahini Garlic Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salt Yogurt Beetroot Puree Sumac How To Use The Beets: You may use fresh beets that have been boiled, skin removed and pureed. …