Monday, 16 January 2012

Humus adventures.

While shopping for my meal plans I made a silly mistake, and picked up borlotti beans by accident. Oh well mistake made, so I did what any proper cook would do and improvised. I decided on humus, seeing as humus is basically mushed up bean anyway.

what you need;
1 can of borlotti beans/chickpeas/butter beans/whatevers
2 large tablespoons of good olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1 small teaspoon of paprika

First open the can of beans and drain them onto a seive or coloder, then rise them throughly. The add them to a food processor, you can do this by hand but it takes an age to get the right conistency. 

Then peel the clove of garlic, remembering to remove the top and bottom where the rough bits grow. Then also add that to the food processor.

Give the mixture a blitz on the highest setting for about thirty seconds, then knock what is stuck around the edges down into the blades and add the oil. Blitz it for another thirty seconds.

Finally add the paprika and blitz until it reaches a consistency you like. If the mixture is too thick add one table spoon of oil or a water. 

Then scoop out into a bowl and either chill in the fridge or serve. 

Belinda Stepford

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