Creamy Pearl Hummus Salad

Pearl Hummus Salad

Kathryn from Limes and Lycopene suggested in a comment on my super quick gingery simple chickpea salad that a salad made a la hummus that stopped short of blending is a great addition to the table. And it sure is. I was still getting over my aweful cold and wanted something quick, healthy and yummy. This was such a good choice. I made it extra garlic-y to fight off the cold germs. I followed with a cup of ginger tea and I was as right as rain*.

*common Australian saying

Ginger Tea

Take your cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – either a can thereof or some that you have soaked and cooked yourself. Add a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, a slurp of good virgin cold pressed olive oil, a couple of tablespoons of sesame seeds (black and white if you have them), a tablespoon or two of tahini, juice of a lemon (or less, depending on how lemony you want the final salad), a large clove of garlic finely chopped, a handful of parsley and other herbs also finely chopped.

Mix well. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste and adjust lemon juice (if not tangy enough), salt and pepper.

Result? A wonderful, creamy addition to the table, that goes really well with a tomato salad. Add some lettuce greens and fresh crusty bread, and you have lunch.

Chickpea Pearl Hummous Salad

Chickpea Series

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28 Responses to Creamy Pearl Hummus Salad

  1. Lucy says:

    Never would I have thought do do this.


    You will be right as rain – how I adore that expression.

    Hi Lucy, I had never thought about it before either! And when you think about that saying, it is just perfect for Australia, our obsession with weather, and the tendency to drought.


  2. Stephanie says:

    Oh how wonderful this sounds….

    Hi Stephanie, it was exactly what I needed when I was sick. that and the ginger tea did wonders.


  3. Ginny says:

    Great idea! Looks very delicious!!

    Isn’t it an amazing idea? Kathryn was a wonderful source of inspiration for this salad, and it is so good.


  4. Indeed a healthy dish..

    .. and so delish.


  5. redchillies says:

    Looks delish!

    I have tagged you for a “Top 10 pictures” Meme, please do in case you are interested.

    Thank you! I would love to play. It might take me a while to get some time – it is a challenge to choose favourite photos. Yours look amazing, and made me very hungry for Indian food. :-)


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  7. this is a great idea and I think I would prefer it to the blended hummus…it looks inviting and appetizing.

    Thanks Ronell, I must admit it disappeared very quickly.


  8. grace says:

    considering how much i love hummus, i declare this recipe a winner! i can’t believe an un-blended version never occurred to me! :)

    Thank you!


  9. arundathi says:

    that’s a great idea! looks lovely!

    Thanks, arundathi.


  10. Sasi says:

    ive had these make in to a paste and filled wit olive oil.. served wit pita bread…

    Its was ok – my pallets were looking for sumthing salty / spicy :P

    Don’t be afraid to add salt, paprika, raw onion, a little chilli. It is creamy, but you can spice it up a little.


  11. Lisa says:

    Well, if that doesn’t cure a cold, I don’t know what will. Your photographs are stunning. A delightful light meal. Of course, I would spice it up :)

    Yeah, it was great! Thanks for your lovely comments. I had not thought about it before but it could be spiced up quite a bit. Me – I love everything from hot hot spice to very gentle subtle food.


  12. KitchenGoddess83 says:

    I love hummus and that looks like a great take on it. Fabulous, especially with hot fresh baked laffa bread :)

    Yum. Sounds so delicious.


  13. Hetal says:

    Visiting ur blog for the first time,I had heard abt hummus many times,ur recipe looks nice,will try it.Would love to c u on my blog.

    Your blog is lovely, Hetal, and I will visit again! Your 5 layer lasagne sounds particularly wonderful.


  14. Susan says:

    “As right as rain” is a common expression in the States, too. All of your chickpea recipes have me sitting up and taking notice. If there is one legume I cannot do without…

    Hi Susan, I guess it is a saying that originated in the UK. It is so appropriate here with our obsession with weather and the tendency to drought. Glad you like my chickpea recipes. They are the best.


  15. jd says:

    That salad looks absolutely fantastic! I, too, have been using chickpeas quite a bit lately – they’re great, aren’t they?

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for the yummy idea!

    Hi jd, I just love chickpeas too! I love your chickpea taco recipe. It looks great.


  16. Debs says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site! I like yours too.

    This salad looks delicious. I’ve made chick pea salads before, mostly in the summer with a vinaigrette dressing and tomatoes and greens, etc, but I love the idea of one inspired by hummus. I’ll have to try this soon.


    Food Is Love

    Hi Debs, Yes chickpeas are so gorgeous in a summery green salad, but this is something quite different, and oh so tasty. Hope you get to try it out.


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