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Deconstructed, Reconstructed Hummus

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If you're like me you love hummus but you have to face the fact that hummus isn't always the most healthy thing ever. It often has a lot of olive oil in it, which while not terrible is still fat, and not a friend of the old waistline. Today I'll be making a chickpea salad with all the ingredients of hummus, as well as the crudités and bread you'd normally eat it with.
Ingredients
  Chickpeas 500 Gram, boiled
  Cauliflower head 1⁄2
  Radishes 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cucumber 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Bread slices 3
  Red onion 1
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Lemon 2
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Tahini paste 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celcius.
2. Peel and finely chop the red onion.
3. Trim the radishes, and chop, along with the cucumber into pieces roughly the same size as a chickpea.
4. Break down the cauliflower into small bite-sized florets .
5. In a large bowl, place the onion, radishes, cucumber, cauliflower and chickpeas.
6. Chop the bread into small cubes and drizzle over it 1 tbsp of the Olive Oil.

MAKING
7. On a tray place the cubes, and toss them in the oil before placing them in the oven. Shake the pan periodically to ensure even cooking.
8. Leave the cubes cooking until they’ve started to take on a light golden-brown colour – about 20 minutes.
9. In a bowl, mix the remaining 1tbsp of Olive Oil with the Tahini Paste and Lemon Juice.
10. Peel and mince the garlic and to the above bowl. Mix well to create a creamy emulsion.
11. Once the toasted bread is ready, add into the bowl with the rest of the vegetables.
12. Pour the Tahini Paste sauce over the top and mix for a few minutes to ensure everything is well coated.

SERVING
13. Add in some freshly ground salt and pepper to taste, serve immediately and enjoy!

TIPS
14. If you’re planning on serving the salad at a later time then consider keeping the bread separate until the last minute in order to keep it crisp.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Dip
Ingredient: 
Garbanzo Bean
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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