It suddenly occurred to me, why pay 300 baht for pre-made hummus, when I could make the stuff myself? Waitrose dried chick peas cost 129 per bag at Topps, and garlic is basically free here.
A perfect lunch!
It is best to soak your chickpeas over night. Use clean drinking water for this.
The chickpeas will absorb most of the water, so it’s best to use drinking water (not tap)
These are all the ingredients you need.
This tahini is from my local villa. But any other brand of tahini would be fine – there’s Healthy Mate and homemade ones at the Bangkok Farmer’s Market
Begin by cooking your chickpeas in some water. This will take about 10 minutes. Follow the instructions on the back of the package. Then, drain them and let them cool down.
Use your food processor to break down the chickpeas. Add the juice of half a lime, a tbsp of tahini, and a tbsp of olive oil. You may want to add a little more of each, depending on the taste and consistency.
Chop the garlic and parsley, then add to the food processor. Blend together until you get the consistency you want. You could also add some roasted peppers, paprika or chilies to add a bit of heat.