On memories from the Arabian desert…

I spent the first seventeen years of my life in Kuwait, a small country on the Arabian gulf, in the Middle East. Unlike what many people think, Kuwait is not a only desert and no, I did not live in tents and ride on camels!

One of my best memories of living in the Arab region is the exotic food. Just thinking of the luscious kebabs, crispy falafels and yummy melt-in-your- mouth shawarma sandwiches, makes me drool. One thing I never, and I mean NEVER ate during my stay in all those years is Hummus. I never knew why, but whenever my family would relish Hummus, I always thought that something that looked so creamy would obviously taste like, well, cream of course! And needless to say, I dislike cream in the raw.

My first tryst with Hummus was here, in Canada, several years later when I decided to give it a try after my boyfriend (now husband!) looked at me with such suspicion on never eaten something that tasted so good! Well, I did give it a try, and yea, you guessed it…I loved it!

So here’s how I make this delectable dip. And served with Pita Chips, its a great conversation starter!

Hummus

Hummus served with home-made Pita Chips

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas
1/4 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

Method:

Put all the ingredients into a blender and grind into a fine paste. Garnish with fresh parsley and a few drops of olive oil.

Put on a good movie and relish with seasoned Pita Chips!

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