On Saturday my husband Howard and son Ted love a cheese and homemade pickle toastie. Occasionally I would love one of these too, I have to be honest, but sadly I can’t eat the bread and I also don’t eat a lot of dairy either. So I have found myself a delicious alternative lunch.
Nowadays I dig into hummus and my delicious sweet potato chips for a Saturday lunch. If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I really enjoy experimenting with food. Plus I love making different versions of my recipes too. I’m not sure how this idea came to me but when I made it for the first time a few weeks ago I knew I had to put it on my blog for you to try.
- Baking tray
- Blender or Nutribullet
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Juicer or fork
- On the vine tomatoes x 8 – 10 small ones
- Chickpeas x 1 400 g tin
- Tahini x 1 tbsp
- Olive oil x 120 mls plus extra for drizzling over the tomatoes
- Salt x 1/2 tsp
- Lemon x 1 juice and zest
- Basil x 1 handful
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and place the baking tray in.
- Once the oven is preheated and remove the tray.
- Put the tomatoes into the tray and drizzle with olive oil.
- Sprinkle the salt over the top of the tomatoes.
- You don’t have to use salt but it will make the tomatoes sweeter if you do.
- Place the tray back into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
- When the tomatoes are cooked remove from the oven and leave to cool.
- Meanwhile place the chickpeas, tahini and olive oil into the blender.
- Next zest the lemon with the zester and put into the blender.
- Then cut the lemon in half and juice it with a fork or a juicer.
- Pour the juice into the blender.
- Once the tomatoes are cool put these into the blender along with the basil.
- Blend all these ingredients together.
- Now pour the contents of the blender into a serving bowl.
- Serve with chopped vegetables, my sweet potato chips or bread and enjoy.
Roasted Tomato and Basil Hummus is a creamy snack which has a sweet taste. It’s great with chips but I’m sure it would also be good in a sandwich too. If I could eat the bread I’d let you know. It can be served as part of a selection of dips at a party as well. However you decide to eat this dinner, as always, enjoy.
What lunch do you eat on a Saturday? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you. xxx