“This is a completely new dip, I’ve called it hummus to give a point of reference, but the chestnut puree offers a luxuriously smooth texture that a chickpea could only dream of. I’ve added some peppers for a little colour and bite, but it can easily be eaten without them, or with herbs, more garlic, chilli, orange… I look forward to further experiments. Serve it with your favourite vegetables, I surround the dip with a carnival of colour.”
By Merchant Gourmet cook, Alex MacKay
Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians
For the Hummus
- 200g pouch of Merchant Gourmet Chestnut Puree
- 75g tinned (cooked) red peppers
- 2 medium sized cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
- 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Baby plum tomatoes
- Pita bread
- Boiled Eggs
- Spring Onions
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Prep ahead The hummus will keep, carefully stored, in the fridge for at least 2 days.
- Put all of the ingredients together in your food processor. Blend for 90 seconds or until it is completely smooth. Season to taste with salt.
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