Love it, all sliding doors open and a lovely breeze coming in from the sea while I am preparing this yummy healthy artichoke hummus.
|Artichokes fresh from the "pazar" market|
|Turkish local, weekly "pazar"|
|Ready to make artichoke hummus|
1 1/5 cup of chickpeas
2 garlic cloves - crushed
3 tablespoons tahini
juices of 2 large lemons
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt, pepper and paprika
Put them, together with the chickpeas, tahini, crushed garlic cloves, lemon juice, 1/3 part of the olive oil, a bit of the parsley (keep some to garnish) and the spices (to taste) in a food processor, puree till smooth.
Garnish with the rest of the olive oil, some parsley leaves and sprinkle with a little red paprika powder.
Seve them with toasted pita bread and/or the slightly cooked artichoke leaves.
|Yummy and healthy artichoke hummus|
Of course I brought back much more from the "pazar" than what was needed for this hummus.
One thing I am very happy about is that the "Yeni dunya" (loquats) are all ready to pick! Deliciousness!
|"Yeni Dunya" (Love the Turkish name meaning new world!) - Loquats|
Tomorrow more about this yummy fruit.