Butter Bean Sumac Hummus

Do you ever spend the whole day at work thinking about what you’re going to have for dinner?

On Tuesday I spent hours thinking about socca. Socca is a kind of chickpea flour pancake that’s absolute heaven with everything. My Mum recently started making it and we’re all in love. It’s quick and easy to put together and really feels like you’ve achieved something. I thought about socca at work. I told my friends at yoga that I was going home to make it. I thought about all the things I was going to have with it. I had planned to make The Hairy’s Biker’s socca with red onions and pair it with Deliciously Ella’s sun dried tomato pesto.

I thought about Socca all the way home from yoga, opened my ipad to retrieve the recipes I had photographed from my Mum’s cookbooks and then remembered that I didn’t actually have sun dried tomatoes. You see we had done the shopping in tesco and although I had them on my list I didn’t buy them because they are cheaper in Lidl. But I never actually went to Lidl. Rethink.

Hummus. The perfect accompaniment to socca surely? My friend had actually suggested it when I was going on about it after yoga – ” socca and hummus – too much chickpea?”. I went to the cupboard to get the trusty tin of chickpeas that I always have in stock and lo and behold: no chickpeas. The odds were not in my favour but I would not be stopped. Socca would be had by me and my boyfriend this evening. I reached for a lonely tin of butter beans and thus this recipe was made: butter bean sumac hummus.

1 tin butter beans
1tbsp rapeseed oil
1/4 tsp sumac
small clove of garlic
black pepper
pinch of salt

Blend everything together in whatever style of food processor you may possess. If you don’t have one, mash with a potato masher and finish by beating with a fork. Let nothing stop you.

Sprinkle a little sumac on top because it’s fancy and serve with socca, olives and any other accoutrement in your kitchen. Put everything into tiny bowls and eat at the table. On a Tuesday no less. And you didn’t even have any chickpeas.


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