Easy Hummus with South African chakalaka spice - inspired by the McCormick Flavour Forecast
Author: Jeanne Horak-Druiff
Recipe type: Dip
Serves: about 400ml
Chakalaka spice is a spicy bell pepper and chilli pepper dried spice from South Africa. You can substitute a local spice blend if you cannot get hold of it where you are.
1x400g tin chickpeas
125ml of the liquid drained from the tin of chickpeas
4 tsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1.5 tsp tahini
Robertsons chakalaka spice
(or substitute a similar local spice)
Drain the chickpeas but reserve the liquid.
Place the drained chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini and chakalaka spice in a blender, then add 125ml of the reserved chickpea liquid. Pulse until the desired consistency has been reached (I like to leave a few larger bits in mine, rather than processing it to a totally smooth paste). Check for seasoning and add salt or more chakalaka spice as desired.
Recipe by Cooksister at http://www.cooksister.com/2012/12/easy-homemade-hummus-with-south-african-chakalaka-spice-inspired-by-the-mccormick-flavor-forecast.html