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#HealthyShelfie 2016: Hummus with Aubergine Stew

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Hummus with Aubergine Stew



  • 400g Dried Chickpeas
  • 1 cup Tahini
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cold Water

Aubergine Stew

  • 16 Fresh Tomatoes
  • Aubergines
  • Red Chilli
  • Garlic Cloves
  • 4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 6 tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil

To Garnish

  • Handful of Fresh Parsley
  • Dried Mint
  • Paprika



  1. Put the chickpeas in a pot and cover with twice the volume of cold water and leave soaking overnight.

  2. Bring the pot to a boil and simmer until very soft.

  3. Leave the chickpeas to cool in the water, if possible, then drain.

  4. Combine garlic, lemon, salt and Tahini and blitz with a hand blender. Gradually add the chickpeas and cold water until you get a very smooth consistency.

  5. Scoop into a dish and make a well in the middle, ready for the stew.


  1. Grill or fry aubergine in olive oil until golden brown.

  2. Gently fry chilli and garlic in olive oil for 10 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes, ground cumin, vinegar and salt and leave to simmer.

  4. Leave to simmer for around 30 minutes, add water if necessary.

  5. Add aubergine and cook for another 10 minutes

To Finish

  1. Add aubergine stew to the well in the centre of the hummus, garnish with chopped parsley, dried mint and paprika.

  2. Eat with bread, rice or potatoes.