Home Made Hummus 自家製フムス

Do you like hummus?  For someone who is not familiar with hummus, it is a kind of dip made of chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, and it is Middle Eastern food.  Chickpeas are fiber-rich, therefore we can feel full for longer periods and it is good to eat when we want to control our weight.  It is very nutritionally balanced food as it contains iron, protein and Vitamin B, and in terms of Vitamin E, it contains Vitamin E more than many other kinds of beans.  For the first time, I made hummus at home.  I sprinkled paprika and decorated olives and put slices of San Francisco sour dough bread.  They look cute, don't they? 
I bought dried chickpeas.  It was on sale and $1.99!
Last night I soaked the beans in water.
And they were like these this morning.
I used my pressure cooker to boil the beans so it did not take much time!
It seems that tahini is commonly used to make hummus but I found this recipe, which we can use white sesame seeds instead!  I first roasted white sesame seeds.
And then I grinded the sesame seeds.
I had cumin seeds only so I grinded them as well.
Now, all I have to do is put everything in my food processor and blend them!  This has good amount of sesame seeds, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley, so I realized that this was really healthy!
It was quite good and as a matter of fact, I ate too many slices of the bread so I decided not to have any carbohydrate until tomorrow's lunch!  For the next time, I may want to put little more olive oil and salt.  In terms of the cost performance, it looks like eight times better than pre-made hummus.  But I would like to use some of the leftover for salad and curry.

For dinner, I prepared this as an appetizer.  I put the hummus on eggplants and put some bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and grilled them in my toaster oven.  If I get any other good idea, I will let you know!