3.25.2008

Humus and Bruschetta

Humus (Chick Pea Dip)

1 can (540ml/19 fl oz) of chick peas/garganzo beans or can substitute with Cannelli Beans to make a Bean dip
2 tsp of crushed garlic
2 -3 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice ( you can adjust this to your taste, don't be afraid to put some of it first, blend then taste to see if you need more)
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1/4 - 1/2 cup Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Paprika

Put Beans, garlic, lemon juice, and sesame oil into food processor and blend until pureed. With process running, drizzle in Olive oil, enough until mixture smooths out to a consistency you like. Add 1/2 Tsp Salt and fresh ground pepper. Then scoop out into serving container, then sprinkle paprika and drizzle some fresh olive oil. Let sit for an hour or two to let the flavours meld, or serve immediately.

Brushetta

Your favourite loaf of rustic bread or bagette
Olive Oil
Garlic Clove

Slice your bread about 1/2 thick on the bias, then place on baking sheet to broil until golden brown, approx. 5 - 10 min depending on your oven/broiler. Then remove and take the garlic clove and gently rub over the toasted side, essentially grating hte garlic over the toast. Then brush a thin layer of olive oil over each piece of toast and put under broiler for 1 min just to heat up the garlic/oil to bring out the aroma, then Serve!

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