Hummus a la Jamie
1 can chickpeas
1 teaspoon cumin seed, pounded
2 small dried red chilies, crumbled
1 garlic clove, peeled and pounded to a paste
1 lemon, juice of
salt & fresh ground pepper
This is so simple to make. Really it’s all about personal taste – the way I look at it is that chickpeas need a good kick up the backside to really get their flavors happening. So by mashing them up and adding a good pinch of cumin for a bit of spice, a little dried chilli for a touch of heat, garlic for a bit of umph, a good squeezing of lemon juice to give it a twang and seasoning to taste, you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Then add extra-virgin olive oil to loosen and flavor. Love it.