Hummus and tortilla chips

Hummus is one of the best simple speedy snacks out there. It is a very popular Middle Eastern dip containing chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini paste. I first started making hummus when I lived in New York and I have been addicted ever since.

You should add it as a snack to your 2012 diet because it is simple, speedy and healthy.

Just follow these simple speedy steps!

Empty drained and rinsed (one can) chickpeas into a blender with two tablespoons of lemon juice, some garlic granules (or finely chopped garlic), half a cup of water, one tablespoon of tahini, and a quarter cup of olive oil. Add some cumin if you have it!  (You can also add a little yoghurt to the mixture instead of using water.) Tahini is one of the core ingredients for the traditional recipes of hummus, but if you don’t like the taste you can leave it out. I also added some black pepper to this hummus. If you want a kick..add some chilli powder, if you want it to be sweet, add a tiny bit of honey!

Tortilla Chips

I usually eat hummus with toasted whole meal pita bread. I forgot to include pita bread on the shopping list this week, so I broke up some left over (frozen) tortilla wraps, placed them on a baking tray, sprinkled the pieces with olive oil, salt and black pepper for 15 minutes until they were looking golden and crispy. I have tasted these before deep-fried and they were delicious but they are still nice and tasty baked in the oven!