Mediterranean Mezze

IMG_20170427_183722_204[479]If you enjoy Mediterranean food like myself then you’re bound to adore hummus and the odd cheeky falafel.
If you own a blender then I urge you to have a go at making your own, flavourful, quick, cheap and a little goes a long way.
Enjoy as a snack or part of a main meal, ideal for sharing platters when entertaining friends.

Hummus.
Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan.
– 1 Can of chickpeas, drained and cooked.
– 3 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped.
– 1 Tablespoon of tahini.
– 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice.
– 1 Tablespoon of oil.
– Generous helping of salt.

Method:
Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth, if too thick keep adding a dash of water until the desired consistency is achieved.

Falafel.
Makes 12, Vegetarian, Vegan.
– 1 Can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
– 2 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped.
– 1 Small onion, roughly chopped.
– 1 Teaspoon of dried parsley.
– 1 Teaspoon of ground cumin.
– 2 Teaspoons of chili powder.
– 1 Teaspoon of harissa paste (optional).
– 2 Tablespoons of plain flour.
– 2 Tablespoons of oil.
– Generous helping of salt.

Method:
1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
2. Roll mixture into small balls and place on a baking tray, lined with baking parchment that has been lightly brushed with oil or low cal cooking spray.
3. Cook in a preheated oven at 200C for 35 minutes or until golden, be sure to turn half way though.

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