HOUMOUS WEEK: Tomato & Houmous Bagel

HOUMOUS WEEK: Tomato & Houmous Bagel
HOUMOUS WEEK: Tomato & Houmous Bagel

Okay so this is pretty basic but we have a lot of old houmous hanging around in our house and that shit needs to get eaten (even if what I really want for breakfast is avocado’s on toast). Anyway, I actually made this for a guy after a successful date in the morning (wink wink, nudge nudge), he loved it so much he said he wanted to marry me… He didn’t. In fact he never called me again but I don’t think that had anything to do with the food.

Tomato & Houmous Bagel
Serves 1 / Takes 5-10 minutes / V Vn Df
1 tomato, sliced
2 Tbs of hummus bagel (I like a multi-seed from the bakery at Sainsbury’s)
1 garlic clove
Fresh basil
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Tip: Most bagels come in packs of four so what I tend to do is slice them all in half, put the ones I’m not eating, back in the bag and freeze them. By slicing them in half before freezing them you can pop them straight in the toaster from frozen.

1. I’m not going to tell you how to toast a bagel, I’m going to assume you know how to do that. However, I do scoop out my bagel, not because I’m carb conscious but because I find bagels very dense (and I want to fill the ‘moat’ I dig with delicious houmous. IMG_3986
2. Anyway, so hollow out your bagel and pop it in the toaster. Peel your garlic clove and quickly chop your basil. Actually I used parsley because I didn’t have any basil so go freestyle if you’re feeling frisky. (Can you tell I’m writing this post a bit pissed?)… FYI, I’m writing this post in the evening, calm down officer. Anyway… IMG_3989
3. Slice your tomato and cover in salt and pepper, I always salt and pepper my tomatoes separately no matter what recipe I’m doing. My brother loves it. Anyway, chuck on your chopped basil and fish your molten hot bagel out the toaster. (Why are bagels always hotter than any other baked good? Must be one of natures mysteries).
4. Remember the garlic you peeled? No? Me neither, so quickly peel it and rub it all over your hot bagel like a mad man/woman (I ain’t no sexist)… Okay now I’m starting to sound a bit pissed.  Fill that lovely hole with houmous (that’s what she said)… Oh dear, I sincerely apologise. IMG_3990
5.  Place your tomatoes on top, and drizzle with salt and pepper. DONE!… Let me know if your ‘love bagel’ was more successful than mine. IMG_3992

If you’ve had a go at making my bagel or any of my other recipes I’d love to hear about it. @corrieheale corrie.heale@gmail.com

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