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Harissa hummus

Recipe from: 12 March 2013

Ingredients 6
Servings 2 - 6
Time 00:10


  • 1
  • 1/4
    olive oil
  • 1
    harissa paste
  • 8
    caraway seeds
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1
    freshly squeezed lemon juice


Drain the chickpeas and pulp them to a fine paste in a pestle and mortar or blender. Add half the olive oil and the harissa paste.

Grind the caraway seeds with some salt and pepper into a fine dust, and then add to the chickpea paste. Now add the lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Mix thoroughly and serve.

Tip: For a more authentic taste, substitute 1 Tbsp ground cumin for the harissa. You can even add a little sugar to help sweeten the Mediterranean flavours.

If you want to play around with something other than chickpeas, try this recipe with various types of canned beans or canned or soaked lentils. I usually have hummus on toast or crackers, or use it as a dip for carrot and cucumber sticks.

Extracted from “Munch” by Hein Scholtz (Random House Struik). Follow @MunchZA and join the conversation #TrendyGoodFood on Twitter.

Read more on: recipe  |  chickpeas  |  vegetarian

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