In this episode, we made a healthy chickpea-based snack–hummus– with lots of substitutions & alternatives for our Valle audience.
Have you ever tasted something delicious and looked up a recipe but then felt overwhelmed by the ingredient and supply list? That’s how many feel about hummus–myself included!
Luckily, Miss Rose is not only an expert in the classroom but also in the kitchen.
Tune in to watch as the Beyond English Valle del Elqui teachers, Miss Rose and Miss Leslie, guide viewers on how to cook a basic (& extremely delicious!) hummus.
Did you know you could use pre-cooked chickpeas (our favorite brand in Chile is Wasil) and just mash them with a fork? No need for a food processor or blender!
Miss Rose gives our audience in the Elqui Valley a great resource for finding sesame seeds: go to the Asian market in front of the bus terminal in Vicuña to find a large bag of sesame seeds for only 6.000 CLP!
This is a great recipe to make when you want to take a brain break and make something with your hands. It’s important to be mindful of the time we make to nourish ourselves as well as listen to our bodies and take breaks when needed.
Watch here or read on below to make this drool-worthy snack.
*Remember to give yourself creative freedom to change the recipe to make it your own! If you don’t have a blender, mash your ingredients with a fork! If you don’t like cumin, add a different spice! There’s no correct way to make this. Your way is the right way (and that goes for more than just this hummus).*
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
2 teaspoons cumin
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 cup garbanzo beans, cooked
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons of hot water (for grinding sesame seeds)
1.-Mince the garlic, mix with lemon juice and let sit while you prepare the rest of the recipe
2.-Place the toasted sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle, add hot water, and grind (if a mortar and pestle is not available, use the sesame seeds whole)
3.-Add ground sesame seeds, cumin, salt, and pepper to the garlic-lemon mixture and mix to combine
4.-Add garbanzo beans and olive oil. Mix (or mash if using a fork) until mixture forms a smooth consistency
Adjust olive oil to taste and get desired consistency
5.-Serve and enjoy with crackers, bread, carrots, or celery!