Hummus, or Chummus, comes in so many varieties that it can boggle the mind, and some dull the taste buds. I have been tweaking this recipe for a few years and have settled into this rich and creamy version. It is heavy on the tahini which increases the protein and calcium content. If you want to eat it as it is eaten in the Middle East, you can spread it on a flat serving dish and drizzle olive oil over it and garnish with ground paprika. Eat it with warm pita and Kalamata olives.
This is a Red-Lentil version of my Curried Potato Lentil Burgers. As with the others, this little burger-patty is crisp on the outside and delightfully moist on the inside. Full of nutrient-rich lentils and soothingly smooth potatoes, this is one little burger that needs no bun. Lightly spiced with curry, cumin and coriander for a hint of the east, and “burgery” enough to think of the west.
The texture is unique for a burger since it has a significant volume of flour in it. This is a recipe founded on error. I was cooking for my clients T and John and used the red lentils instead of the brown. It was so moist that I had to keep adding flour to it. They liked them so much, that I had to go back and recreate my “error”, only to develop a new recipe.
Take the crazy easy recipe for my Sloppy Leo (a compassionate take on the original Sloppy Joe) stuff it into an avocado shell, top with sliced grape tomatoes and you have a fun-scooping, easy-eating delight. Sloppy Leo is the name sake of, well, me – a huge fan of the best tempeh ever. The taste and texture of the tempeh is splendidly paired with some of the best BBQ sauce you will ever taste. Paired with rich avocado and cooling grape tomatos makes a sure winner for you and your dinner comrades.