One of the great things about the Community Garden in our village is that it encourages us all not only to share produce but recipes too. New member Sally was saying that she and her housemate had made some humus from broad beans harvested at the Garden, so I thought I’d give it a go. I used quite large beans that needed cooking, but the resulting ‘bash’ was delicious.
All you need is cooked broad beans, a spoonful or two of tahini (peanut butter is just about OK as a substitute), garlic, perhaps a chilli, some lemon juice and olive oil. Add salt and pepper, and enough oil to create the consistency that you like best for humus. It is delicious - thanks Sally! You really can make humus from almost anything that is either a root vegetable or rich in starchy fibre, e.g beans, squash etc.