Please meet my whole cumin seed hummus!
Thats Spice Tribe Wild Black Cumin Seeds from Afghanistan bloomed in ghee with garlic and drizzled over a luxuriously smooth and creamy hummus!
Cumin has a sweet earthy flavor thats amplified when bloomed. It releases aroma and turns whole seeds into crunchy goodness, leaving us with a deliciously infused ghee or oil!
The whole seeds are generally much fresher than their pre-ground counterpart and you can then choose to grind them yourself or use them whole- its really a win-win situation to get whole cumin seed style and I highly recommend!
Step 1 -
Combine the chickpeas, tahini, zest & juice of 1 lemon, and salt in the bowl of a food processor.
Step 2 -
With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and cold water and blend until smooth. Add additional cold water as necessary until desired consistency is reached.
Step 3 -
Transfer hummus to a shallow plate or bowl; set aside.
Step 4 -
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed; add additional lemon juice and zest if necessary, at this time.
Step 5 -
In a small saucepan on the stove over medium high low heat, melt the ghee. Add the cumin seeds and thinly sliced garlic; the seeds will sizzle and become very fragrant. Continue cooking until the garlic turns golden-brown; about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 6 -
Immediately pour cumin seed ghee/oil over hummus and sprinkle with fresh herbs, warmed whole chickpeas and/or flakey sea salt (optional).
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