Hummus salad

Hummus salad

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From
One Dish. Two Ways.
Serves
4
Photographer
Mark Roper

We all love hummus but I liked the idea of a salad using all the ingredients that go into hummus before it gets mashed up. Chickpeas are known in our house as ‘hummus balls’. This is a tasty different salad with crunch. And of course I add a hint of fresh chilli for added flavour for me.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 large pitta bread
olive oil, for brushing
400g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 red capsicum, chopped
1/2 telegraph cucumber, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped

Tahini dressing

Quantity Ingredient
60ml lemon juice
60ml olive oil
65g tahini
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for adults

Quantity Ingredient
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

Method

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, tahini and garlic in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. If needed, add a little water to make the dressing a bit runnier.
  2. Heat a chargrill pan over a medium heat. Lightly brush the pitta with olive oil, then grill for 2 minutes per side, or until crispy. Tear into small pieces and set aside.
  3. Divide the chickpeas between four bowls. Arrange the chopped vegetables in bowls on the table with spoons so everyone can add their preferred veggies to their salad.

Dish one

  • After the kids have chosen their vegetables, pour over a little dressing and let them combine the salad. Top with some pitta pieces.

Dish two

  • In a dry frying pan over a medium heat, toast the sesame, coriander and cumin seeds until fragrant. Transfer to a small bowl and mix through the chilli flakes. Toss the dressing through the adults’ salads and top with torn-up pieces of pitta and the spicy sesame seed mixture.
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