ITALIAN STYLE HUMMUS

Fresh peperoncini

I am full of cravings right now, I crave certain food, certain books, certain films, you know the way you are supposed to crave things when you are pregnant. I never did in my three pregnancies but I do have cravings now and then and I firmly believe in giving in to them as I think our body and/or mind is telling us that we need something in particular. So right now I seem to need chickpeas, grapefruit, fresh peperoncino, books about photography that talks about photography in a more abstract manner and BBC Dickens films. I don’t dare to analyze that, I just give in to it. What I don’t crave at all is ironing (you should see the mountain of clean laundry in our living room, I’ll attack it later on today, doing a lot of folding which could be interpreted as ironing if I flatten it out properly with the palms of my hands), putting order to one of the children’s room (AGAIN!!) make appointments and deal with things that have to do with school. Or make phone calls. So I don’t give in to that but I suspect that it will have dire consequences if I don’t so I better. But later. Later.

Chickpeas I said, I want to eat chickpeas every day right now so I try to come up with different ways of doing it, this is an Italian style hummus that you can use on crostini or why not on a slice of cucumber? Perfect if you need to go gluten-free and great if you don’t.

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Italian style hummus

ITALIAN STYLE HUMMUS

2-3 mature tomatoes
1 small onion
250 g/8,8 oz chickpeas, cooked
a piece of fresh peperoncino
(garlic if you want, I don’t. If you add it to the tomatoes it gets milder, if you want more sting, you add it raw!)
parsley
oregano, fresh or dried
salt
extra virgin olive oil

- Chop the tomatoes and the onions and braise in olive oil until soft. Add salt.
- Mix chickpeas, peperoncino, tomatoes, onions, parsley and oregano. If it is too firm add a little water and /or olive oil.
- Check salt and then eat. Very nice topped some finely chopped cucumber.

Fresh peperoncini

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