Ein Beitrag von unserer Gastautorin Selina Reusser
You don’t feel ready for autumn? Neither do we! We found a way to bring the bright sunshine back on our plate, with this delicious and easy Saffron-Orange-Hummus!
After trying our super simple hummus recipe, you’ll always want to make your hummus yourself – it not only saves you money, it also helps you avoid any preservatives and flavor enhancers!
Hummus is an oriental specialty made from pureed chickpeas, sesame paste (tahina), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and spices such as garlic and cumin. You can customize this basic recipe to your personal taste – our variation convinces with a fruity-sweet saffron flavor and goes well with fresh flatbread, falafel or as a dip for fresh veggies!
250g Chickpeas (i.e. from the glass or 50g dried chickpeas)
3 tbsp Tahina (Sesame paste)
1-2 Garlic Cloves
0,1 g Conflictfood Saffron
100 ml fresh pressed Orange Juice
a bit of Lemon Juice
Olive oil (optional)
Salt and Pepper
Paprika (to decorate)
ca. 20-25 min
If you use dried chickpeas, you have to soak them for at least 12 hours, this is best done overnight. Then let the soaked and rinsed chickpeas simmer in fresh water for about 1.5 to 2 hours and then pour them through a sieve. If you do not have that much time, you can also use ready-made chickpeas from a glass jar as an alternative.
Heat 100ml of fresh orange juice in a small pan and add a pinch of Conflictfood Saffron. The mixture should simmer until the liquid has been reduced by half – then let it cool down. If you want a more intense saffron flavor, you can add the saffron threads later to the orange juice and simmer for a shorter time period, then the saffron gives off a little less color, but the saffron flavor is better preserved.
When your saffron-orange mixture has cooled, you can puree all the ingredients to a creamy mass. Finally, season the hummus with salt, pepper, lemon juice and, if you like, with cumin. A little tip: with paprika powder and olive oil you can decorate your hummus nicely before serving.
The hummus tastes especially good with fresh flatbread and olives – we are thrilled!
The Conflictfood Team wishes you ‘Guten Appetit’!