Friday, May 18, 2007

Hemp Seed and Tahini Salad (A Gesture Toward Hummus)

This recipe is not substitute for khumes (hummus); it is its own little thing—a gesture toward hummus.

Hemp Seed and Tahini Salad (Hemp Seed Hummus)

1 ½ cups hulled hemp seeds

salt, about two teaspoons

3 cloves garlic (more or less)

½ - ¾ cup tahini (I used roasted tahini this time)

½ cup lemon juice (it is also nice to substitute brine from pickled hot peppers, if you happen to have some)

several sprigs cilantro (about ¼ cup minced) optional

1 dried chicostle chile or other medium dried red chile
Several tablespoons of your loveliest olive oil
A dusting of sumac, and a dusting of paprika or Middle Eastern red pepper

Put the hemp seeds and salt in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for ten minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool somewhat.

Drop the peeled garlic cloves and dried chile into a processor or other device and grind or mince fine. Add the hemp seeds with their liquid, tahini and lemon juice. Blend everything well, and chill.

Turn the salad out onto a shallow plate or platter. Use the back of a spoon to swirl eddies and ridges in the center and drizzle olive oil over all. Dust with sumac or paprika or both.

Have a look at a roundup of Weekend Herb Blogging, to be found this week at Kitchen Wench.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Foodeater said...

Wow... what a great idea! I'm going to have to try this, it looks and sounds amazing.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Kalyn said...

Sounds very interesting. I'm quite fond of sumac.

11:30 PM  
Blogger muse said...

Must look for the hemp seeds.

I mentioned your blog on the latest KCC.
http://me-ander.blogspot.com/2007/05/kcc-18.html

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Ellie said...

This sounds quite interesting! I've heard good things about hemp seeds, and this looks like a nice way to use them :)

7:07 AM  
Blogger Maria Helene Schlösser said...

Well this sounds amazing. I have to look out for hemp seeds, I didn´t come across till now.
Thanks for introducinf them to me. :)

4:25 AM  
Anonymous mara said...

hi from Istanbul,

ıt's nice to see some familiar foods like humus on a Yiddish food blog.

3:00 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

thanks everyone,
do try it, please!

11:30 PM  

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