Hummus a la Jamie

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 extra virgin olive oil   DIRECTIONS 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.

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