Thursday, 6 March 2008

Hummus in Zimbabwe

This is a snack that can be made part of a selection of appitizers to be served with drinks. If you don't have black olives don't worry - use green olives or decorate with gerkins or cherry tomatoes. 2 tins Canned Beans ( chick peas are traditional, butter beans are good but any local beans will do) Olive Oil -- as required 3 Tablespons Sesame Seed paste (tehane)(if not available use seseme oil to taste) 6 Large Garlic Cloves Salt And pepper -- to taste 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice -- to taste Olive Oil -- for garnish Parsley -- for garnish Black Olives -- for garnish Place drained beans, sesame seed paste, oil and garlic in blender and blend until smooth - add seasoning and lemon juice. Place on a large shallow platter - pour olive oil over and garnish with parsley and black olives. Cover if to be served later. Serve with pita bread