When I started with a can of chickpeas, all I knew was , hummus it is ! This one turned out a bit unusual though ....with sun dried tomatoes, honey , cumin , chili powder , cilantro ...well lets just say I got a bit too carried away with the ingredients .....turns out "at times" its a good thing :D
1 can (16 oz.) Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans
1C sun dried tomatoes
3 tbsp. tahini
2 tbsp. cumin pdr.
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 or 2 tbsp honey
1/4 C cilantro/ coriander leaves
1 tsp chili pdr
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tbsp chicken stock/veg stock/ water
Put all the ingredients in the food processor n grind it till desired consistency. Use very little water/stock, if needed. Mix well and store in a glass container tightly covered. Refrigerate overnight (or at least few hrs) to allow the flavors to develop. Serve it with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some chili powder(optional) along with some pita chips or toasted bread sticks . It is also a great spread on sandwiches or rolls for a quick n healthy snack.
A tip from me is to use a food processor and not a blender to make hummus. The more its rests the better it tastes and the flavors develop. You can use the dried chickpeas too, just soak them overnight in warm water...for me the canned ones work fine.