All posts tagged: Tahini

Beetroot Hummus

Hummus, theĀ  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. …

Baba Ghanoush

This is a wonderful dish made from grilled eggplants.It has a strong smoky flavour especially if the eggplants have been grilled on a charcoal barbecue. I often serve this a dip with toasted pita bread.However it could also be used as side dish or even a salad if topped with more garnishing. INGREDIENTS: 2 Medium eggplants 50 ml tahina(store-bought) 25 ml lemon juice 2 cloves garlic(minced) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds chopped parsley chopped tomatoes sprinkling of cumin powder sprinkling of paprika salt to taste