Saturday, 24 April 2021

Is Life Too Short to Skin a Chickpea?

 

Remember back in the 70s or 80s I think it was, when Shirley Conran said 'Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.' ... well this sprang to mind when I found myself skinning chickpeas yesterday.


Would it be worth it, half an hour spent at the sink ...


... rubbing the skins off two tins worth of chickpeas.


But the resulting hummus ... I would have to say it is well worth it.

Although I may not be quite so pernickety about it next time, the odd skin slipping through would not be the end of the world after all.  But it made for the most delicious, smooth and velvety hummus, I ate quite a lot just as I was adjusting the seasoning.


I did my usual trick of adding some water to the Nutribullet cup to get every last drop of goodness from it, and make washing it out easier.   The liquid was then added to a pasta sauce I made for tea, but it can also be added to soups or stews ... it's far too full of goodness and flavour to throw away.


Lunch, was nice and simple, but oh so delicious.


The recipe I use is from Deliciously Ella's first book.


Sue xx



18 comments:

  1. I'd be more inclined to blend the chickpeas, skin and all, and then push it through a sieve. And I would use peanut butter instead of tahini. But the latter is just me!!
    Hummus is so lovely!
    xx

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    1. Oh yes, hummus made with peanut butter is delicious, I find it a bit richer but definitely VERY tasty. 😀

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  2. Too short for me! Unless I really wanted to switch off. I don’t mind hummus with the skins still in.

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    1. I did find it quite relaxing once I got in the rythym of chickpeas in one tin and skins in the other 😀

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  3. Personally I reckon life's too short to eat hummus!

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    1. My guess would be it might be worth it for a vegetarian.
      But, I'm with Sue in Suffolk.

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    2. Hummus is delicious, and homemade is a 100 times better than the bought stuff. As a vegan it's a really good source of protein and a simple but filling lunch or snack.

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  4. I'll have to try that, it looks delicious.

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    1. Definitely give it a go, the silky smooth texture is worth experiencing ... at least once 😃

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  5. Well done you ! Nothing quite as tasty as home made, especially hommus when you can adjust seasoning to your liking.
    When I first retired I made as many things as possible from scratch, sourdough bread, soap, washing powder etc and of course most of my food so when I tried home cooked chick peas for hommus I was surprised at the difference in taste, so delicious, if you have the time it really is worth trying.

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    1. Once I have the space to store a full pack of processed chickpeas I'll be back to cooking my own, in the meantime with virtually no freezer space I have to use tinned ones, which are pretty good, but chickpeas in jars would be even better if I could get hold of them. 🙂

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  6. Lidl have chickpeas in glass jars at the moment as part of their Iberian week.. :-)

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    1. Thanks, it's good to know, but unfortunately, we don't have a Lidl anywhere close by ☹️

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  7. Hummus is a delicious favorite. You have great patience to remove the skin from each chick pea. I'm not as patient. Your recipe looks outstanding.

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  8. that looks like a great recipe, we love hummus in our house.

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  9. That looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I haven't had hummus in an age! x

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  10. I could eat homemade hummus all day long.x

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  11. We love hummous and have used D.E recipe for years, I have most of her books. But last year I found Amelia Freers recipe in her book Simply Good For you. Green houmous. Now I make that every week and we both love it. It has no Olive Oil in and has a handful of Spinach and lots more lemon juice. All the recipes in her book are fabulous. Do look into it.

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