Summer Hummus Platter

Garden parties ask for hummus platters! Making your own hummus is so much better than the store-bought ones. I always roast my garlic for a mild sweeter taste and because I don’t like the strong garlic breath all night but If you do, you can skip the roasting part and use 1 clove of raw garlic instead of two roasted cloves! If you are making the hummus with dried chickpeas make sure you soak them in water for 8-12 hours (overnight).

Season: Spring/ Summer
Servings: 6
Diet: Vegan, gluten free
Time: 30-60 minutes when using dried chickpeas (plus soaking overnight), or 15 minutes when using cooked chickpeas
Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients:
• 250 gr. of dried chickpeas or 530 gr of cooked (2 tins) chickpeas
• 75 gr. of tahini (about 6 tbsp)
• 1 ½ lemon (the juice)
• 2 cloves of roasted garlic
• 150-200 ml. of cold water
• 1 tsp. of salt
• Pinch of cumin powder
• (Bunch of coriander is optional)
• Small head of cauliflower
• 200-300 gr. of radishes
• 40 gr. pine nuts
• Pita bread
• Parsley

Preparation:
1. Soak the dried chickpeas overnight and cook them for 20-40 minutes until they are soft but not mushy.
2. Meanwhile fold the garlic cloves with skin in some tin foil with olive oil and salt and bake for 15 minutes until soft in a hot oven.
3. Add the cooked chickpeas to a food processor with the tahini, lemon juice, roasted garlic, salt, a pinch of cumin powder, pepper, (coriander) and slowly add water. Blend until you have a smooth consistency and taste if it needs more seasoning.
4. Roast the cauliflower florets shortly in a hot oven (200-250C) for about 5 minutes. 5. Dry roast the pine nuts shortly in a frying pan.
6. To serve, spoon the hummus onto a big platter and drizzle over some olive oil and add the roasted pine nuts and some parsley. Serve with the roasted cauliflower, radishes and pita bread.

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