You might not have known this, and we’re getting a lot of bemused looks in the office when we talk about it, but today, the 13th of May, is Hummus Day! To celebrate the occasion, we’ve got a delicious hummus recipe for you from A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones.
Date and Black Sesame Hummus
1 x 400g tin of cannellini beans, drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 medjool dates, roughly chopped
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 tablespoon miso paste
2 tablespoons date syrup
2 tablespoons toasted black sesame seeds
If you don’t have date syrup handy, a drizzle of dark honey or dark agave syrup would work really well. Well-toasted white sesame seeds will work here if you can’t get black ones.
Put your beans into a food processor with the olive oil, dates, lemon juice, miso and a pinch of salt and whiz to your preferred consistency. Taste, add more salt if necessary, and loosen with a bit of water or more olive oil if it looks too thick. I go for a good bit of whizzing, as I like a light and fluffy result, but some like more texture – you decide.
Once the texture is how you like it, scoop it into a bowl, drizzle over the date syrup and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.