Borlotti Bean Hummus

By Sunday, August 02, 2015

This Borlotti Bean hummus is my latest obsession. I am a huge hummus fan, and decided to mix things up this time when making a big batch. Borlotti hummus has a very similar flavour to Chickpea hummus, but a slightly more prominent texture. It is so quick and easy to make, and the addition of Sumac gives it a really lovely sweet citrus flavour.

Serves 10

You will need:

500g dried Borlotti beans
6 tbsp tahini
8 tbsp olive oil
4 lemons, juiced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
100ml cold water 
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sumac
1 tbsp salt
Pomegranate seeds (to garnish) 
Chilli Flakes (to garnish)

Soak the beans for at least 12 hours, or preferably overnight in a large bowl of cold water. Drain and pour into a large saucepan of boiling water. Add in a pinch of salt and simmer over a medium heat for 30-45 minutes, until the beans are cooked through. Drain and leave to cool.

Once cooled, pour the beans into a food processor with the tahini, lemons, garlic, cumin, sumac, salt and olive oil. Blitz until combined and then slowly add in the water until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning then serve with a generous glug of olive oil, sumac and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

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