Chickpea, Roasted Lemon, Tomato, Parsley & Black Olive Smash:
A zippy, more adaptable take on hummus…
Equally delicious, even more healthy, and, well, see what you think…
Coarser & less oily than the original, roasted lemons and tomato combine zestily with the smashed chickpeas, toasted cumin seeds and black olives. Bursting with goodness and full of natural, unadulterated Middle-Eastern flavour. Although made at the end of February, I was able to use fresh parsley that had overwintered happily in the garden 🙂
Great to have sitting in the fridge as a ready snack, especially for those of us who are wheat free so need an alternative to bread or biscuits ready to grab, to combat the 5pm slump… Or whenever a burst of energy is needed!
If using as a dip / starter, crush chickpeas up a bit more – but not as pulverised as you would for hummus. Serve piled onto baby Romanie Lettuce leaves, or crisp crackers.
1 – 2 cans of chickpeas, gently heated for around 5 minutes to make them easier to crush. Drained.
A couple of large handfuls Baby plum or cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Tbs Olive oil
Pinch of salt
1/2 Lemon, sliced into half moons
1Tbs Lemon juice
2Tbs Olive oil
Handful of fresh parley, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 tsp Cumin seeds
– Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
– Mix the tomatoes with the teaspoon of olive oil and the salt.
– Place tomatoes on a lined baking tray, cut-side up. Roast for 10 minutes then add lemon slices & cook for 20 minutes
more. Remove from oven and set aside.
– Toast cumin seeds in a small non stick pan for 1 minute until fragrant. Then lightly crush in a pestle & mortar or with the
side of a knife.
– While the chickpeas are still warm, drain then add to a bowl along with the olive oil and lemon juice Gently crush with a
potato masher. You want to keep plenty of texture.
– Stir through the roasted lemon slices and tomatoes, fresh chopped parsley and cumin seeds. Season to taste.
– Serve at room temperature with crackers, lettuce or crusty bread.
Chickpea, Roasted Lemon, Roasted Tomato, Black Olive & fresh parsley Smash. V, W/f, D/f.
Recipe originally from the Waitrose magazine – altered slightly, to suit.
What’s your stand-by ‘pick me up’ snack?