There are many subtle differences between the UK and the US (such as the definition of "biscuit" or the pronunciation of "h" in herbs) but perhaps a less commonly known discrepancy is the the taste of store bought hummus. For whatever reason, hummus from US stores tastes completely different to hummus from UK stores and I just can't stomach it. Sorry, but US hummus is disgusting and no one should be eating it. Really, stop eating it.
Anyway, since I can't live without hummus, I quickly learnt to make my own and now do so pretty much every weekend. However, sometimes I go out on Saturday and I forget to soak my chickpeas and I can't be bothered to wait two hours for them to cook and I just want to sit on the couch watching Gilmore Girls for 6 hours.... So I needed a way to satisfy my hummus craving even when I'm feeling supremely lazy.
So this is my lazy girl hummus for lazy weekends and week nights. It's super quick and super delicious. I use sheep yogurt because I find it has the right flavor (very tart) and consistency (lighter than greek yogurt, thicker than plain yogurt). If you have access to a Whole Foods or a ewe, you're all set for sheep yogurt. Otherwise, just use whatever you have on hand.
Stuff for "Hummus"
1/2 cup plain sheep yogurt
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 a lemon
handful of parsley
pinch of cumin
Steps for "Hummus"
Chop the parsley and juice the lemon. In a bowl mix together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley, cumin, and pepper. Taste and adjust flavors to your taste. Drizzle with olive oil to serve.
Stuff for Pita Chips
salt and pepper
Steps for Pita Chips
Pre-heat oven to 400F. Cut pita into triangles. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sumac, salt, and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.