Oct 22, 2015

Alice Zaslavsky: Recipes (Hummus)

by Alice Zaslavsky (A.K.A Alice in Frames)

Hey there! It’s me again, Alice in Frames!

Today I’m here with my two awesome helpers Abbey and Amailia, and we’re ready and pumped to make our very own, delicious, simple homemade hummus. Yum!

I’ve used tinned chickpeas, which have been cooked in vegetable stock for about 20 minutes, until they’re soft.

Get your food processor out, and get ready to rumble!

If you don’t have a food processor, that’s no biggie! You can use a pestle and mortar or ask an adult to help chop everything very finely.

You never have to buy a hummus again. Homemade hummus is always more delicious!

What you’ll need to make our delicious hummus:

  • Half a red onion, thinly sliced
  • One clove of fresh garlic, peeled
  • Olive oil
  • Chickpeas
  • Vegetable stock
  • Tachina
  • Half a fresh lemon, squeezed
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Zatar (if you have)

How to make it:

  1. Place the red onion in a food processor, together with the garlic. Start pulsing the food processor until the onion and garlic is chopped up. Add the chickpeas and keep pulsing the food processor until it is smooth. Add in the tachina and the lemon juice and blitz away! Use a spatula to hand mix the humus so that it is well mixed together, and keep blitzing.
  2. Add the olive oil to prevent it from going dry.
  3. Finally, season it with the paprika, the zatar and the salt and keep blitzing!

Remember, you can always taste the humus to see if it needs more salt, lemon juice, tachina, olive oil or garlic.

And there you have it - a delicious, simple homemade hummus!
Alice Zaslavsky (A.K.A Alice in Frames)

Hi! I’m Alice. And I love making food fun. It’s an excuse to bring people together, really. A chance to share knowledge and tell tales; to pass ideas along a kitchen bench or a dining room table. It’s about transferring those ideas and passions on to the next generation; about cultivating curiosity. Cooking is really just my way of saying ‘Hi, let’s be friends!’

Since competing in Masterchef Australia in 2012, I’ve had the opportunity to take my meals and musings to a massive international audience. As a result, I’ve left my life as a School Teacher behind to become a Life Teacher. I’m ready to bring my message of edible adventures and make-your-own magic to people (especially little people) across the country – and hopefully the globe – through writing, talking, cooking and above all, eating. My mission is to draw on what I’ve learnt from my travels, experiences and chance encounters around the world; to say ‘yes!’ to as many opportunities that come my way as possible; to continue learning and never stop. Some people think I’m a little nuts. And it’s true, I guess. I am a little nuts — about a lot of things. Like reading books and playing with words and laughing often; and, above all, about living life with gusto. I’m also pretty nuts about food, believe it or not. Which, I suppose, is probably why you’re here. But a meal isn’t simply a meal, you see; it’s just the beginning. It’s my firm belief that being passionate and interested and slightly obsessed is the secret to living a joyful, fulfilled and interesting life. Which is why I want everyone else to be a little nuts, too.

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