Jackie Ang-Po

HUMMUS AND TZATZIKI WITH PITA

HUMMUS AND TZATZIKI WITH PITA
by Jackie Ang-Po

INGREDIENTS:
Hummus:
1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 cup -3/4 cup roasted red peppers
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Procedure:
1.    Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
2.    Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
3.    Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).
4.    Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

TZATSIKI:
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced finely
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 cup yogurt, strained
1 cup sour cream
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced
1 tsp. chopped fresh dill

Procedure:

Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Using a whisk, blend the yogurt with the sour cream. Add the olive oil mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix well. Finally, add the cucumber and chopped fresh dill. Chill for at least two hours before serving. Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill just before serving.

 

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