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Roasted vegetable hummus bowl
Serves 2 / Hands on time 30 mins / Total time 30 mins / V Vn Df
You’ll need: A hand blender or food processor
1 tsp rapeseed oil
3 sprigs of rosemary
1 aubergine, chopped into chunks
1 small red pepper, de-seeded and roughy chopped
1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
100g baby carrots
½ tsp smoked paprika
Pomora extra virgin olive oil
For the hummus
1 can of chickpeas, drained
1 garlic clove, crushed
1-3 tbs of water
1 ½ tbs tahini
½ lemon, juice
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 wholemeal pita breads (optional)
TIP: This is a good way of using up the unwanted vegetables in the fridge so feel free to adapt the recipe to whatever you have.
1. Start by pre-heating your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/400°F/gas mark 6. In a large roasting tin, add the whole baby carrots, chopped aubergine, red pepper, red onion and rosemary sprigs. Sprinkle the vegetables with smoked paprika, olive oil and a generous grind of salt and pepper and give it all a good stir. Once the veg is evenly coated in the oil and spices, roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
2. Meanwhile make your hummus by combining the chickpeas, crushed garlic, tahini, lemon and a good crack of salt and pepper in a bowl. Start by adding 1 tbs of water and then blitz until smooth with a hand blender – if the mixture is too firm add a dash more water until you get your desired thickness. Stir in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and season to taste.
3. Spoon the hummus evenly into bowls and using the back of a tablespoon, create a rough bed for your roasted vegetables. Once the vegetables are nicely roasted, remove from the oven, discard the rosemary sprigs and spoon into the centre of your hummus. Drizzle with a generous glug of regular or Pomora rosemary infused extra virgin olive oil and serve with warm pita breads.
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V– Vegetarian Vn– Vegan Df– Dairy free