Definetely you can not make falafel and not accompany them with hummus. So I did.

Hummus is not difficult at all. You're preparing chickpeas for falafel anyway. Of course, even if you don't make falafel, the hummus dish can be a very tasty side dish in a meal. This recipe has a "lemon" flavor that gives a boost to the dish. Hummus was included in my daughter's request, along with falafel .. lucky me, she didn't ask to also make pitta bread from scratch!




Ingredients : 

  • 250 gr chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup juice from the boiled chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Preparation : 

  1. Place chickpeas in a bowl with water that covering them and soak them overnight.
  2. The next day, drain water and boil them in salted water for about half an hour.
  3. When ready, strain and keep 1 cup of the water aside.
  4. Blend chickpeas till crumbled.
  5. Blend separately the rest of ingredients and add to the chickpeas puree.
  6. Stir well and add the chickpeas juice by spoonfuls so that you end up with a smooth mixture.