I sometimes say “This dish is going on the Cafe Menu” – which means that if I were ever to start a cafe, this dish would be on the menu. I’ve gathered together three of Yotam Ottolenghi’s ideas and added a bit.
Serves 2 people.
I’m not even sure if Ottolenghi uses this term, but others do. The idea is that the hummus is smooth and creamy.
The simplest thing is to follow Ottolenghi’s advice here. The secret is to use dried chickpeas and use the bicarb of soda to help get rid of the hulls.
NOTE: Save 2/3 cup of the whole, cooked chickpeas (see below).
Carrot and Cauliflower
Divide 1/4 of a small to medium cauliflower into florets. Mix with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt.
The carrots are part of a recipe from his book Plenty More. Just buy it. The book is fantastic….