Monday, April 04, 2005

Breakfast of champions

I made a 'Mediterranean' breakfast last Saturday: hummus, spanish sardines, pita, and for feta, I substituted kesong puti. Except for the hummus, everything was bought from the supermarket.

For the hummus, youll need one can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. (Chickpeas look like little butts, so I cant figure out why theyre not called buttpeas. Unless it reminded whoever named them of women.)

Just dump all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until really smooth. Save some of the liquid in the can of chickpeas. Youll need it to thin out the hummus if it's too chunky. It should be fine and smooth. Adjust the taste as needed. You need to have a good balance of flavors with the chickpeas as base flavor, olive oil and lemon juice in the background, and garlic, just a hint. Make sure you get good extra-virgin olive oil.

Dump the hummus in a bowl. Before serving, pour a good amount of extra virgin olive oil on top and with a knife, swirl it around the hummus so you have a spiral of olive oil on top. Scoop it out with the pita or any other flat bread.

A nutritious and hearty meal to start the day. The kids hated it. They had fried eggs and sausages, the ingrates.


grifter said...

I'll take being called an ingrate. Pass me the eggs and sausages, 'tay.

Time Bandit said...

do u have orange eggo?