Those in the know order our Garlic Naan Bread & Hummus appetizer whenever they take a Flagship dinner cruise. It's one of the optional starters you can add to your three-course meal, as well as a popular display choice aboard our private events charters. Healthy and light, yet just filling enough to satisfy, hummus is a great option to make at home as well. You will be surprised to see how easy it is to recreate our delicious hummus at home.
- Chickpeas 1 ½ cups cooked beans (you can also use canned)
- Tahini ¼ cup (a paste made from ground sesame seeds)
- Lemon Juice ¼ cups
- Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
- Chipotle (or replace with your favorite herbs / spices / garlic), to taste
- Salt, to taste
To prepare your beans for blending, start them the day before.
- Soak dried garbanzo beans overnight, peel them (for a smoother consistency, but not necessary) and pick out any imperfections or rocks, place in your pan and cover with water, bring to a boil, simmer for 2 hours – you can also use a slow cooker for 8 hours on low. Add a generous pinch of salt when you have 30 minutes left. 1 cup of dried beans = 3 cups of prepared beans
- Now you’re ready to blend. Time for your trusty food processor…
- Add the tahini and lemon juice and blend for about a minute. This will thicken the tahini to a nice whipped consistency.
- Then add your chickpeas. Again, blend about a minute.
- Add the olive oil and spices, we like chipotle, but you can use whatever you want. Blend for a minute.
- Now that all your ingredients have been blended, check your consistency. If you need some extra “fluff”, add 2-3 tablespoons of cold water and blend a little longer.
- Garnish the top with paprika or parsley and serve with some warmed pita bread or fresh vegetables!
Snap a pic of the final results and use the hashtag #FlagshipSD so we can see your delicious creations!