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A twist to the Arab "Hummus" using Ewa oloyin."EWAMUS"

Hummus is an Arab spread or dip made from chickpeas and olive oil ,lemon juice,salt and garlic. I had an idea to make a dip like that but from a specie of beans called "Ewa Oloyin". This beans is so scarce in Abuja where I live and I usually wait for my mum to send it to me from Ibadan. Some people claim that they sell it but when I taste it, its not as sweet as what I grew up eating (not a big fan of beans though,lol).

I finally met a woman at the market who said hers was the original, I bought just a little to be sure of its taste,well it was actually the beans I know.

Enough of the stories.lets cook

Here's to The New Nigerian Cookery, I am identifying with a serious Nigerian culinary expert who runs Dooney's Kitchen who is so creative with cooking. She also puts a twist to meals and they rock!When this idea dropped, I said 'yasssss' ,this is dedicated to the New Nigerian Cookery.

You'll need

  • 2 cups of beans,sorted and cooked (I prefer using Ewa Oloyin" also called 'Honey Beans',it has a slightly sweet taste)
  • 1/2 cup of sesame seeds (you can find this at any supermarket, mostly on the aisle where asian spices are placed)
  • Olive oil/soya oil (I Prefer already used oil,its always more flavorful for me,depends on what it was fried with)
  • garlic salt-its one of my favorite spices.its salt infused with garlic (or fresh garlic and salt to taste separately)
  1. Peel the beans and boil it. ( I thought the hummus will taste better if i boiled the beans without the skins on)
  2. Toast your sesame seeds by putting it in a pan for 1 or 2 minutes stirring occasionally. be careful not to burn the seeds.(I soaked the seeds first).

  3. Fix your food processor, using the knife blade. put the beans and sesame seeds and about 5 tablespoons of water in the blender, add the garlic salt,seasoning to can substitute "garlic salt" using fresh garlic and pinch of salt. Run the food processor, from the top, drizzle some oil inside the processor as you blend.
  4. I skipped the Lemon Juice that is usually in the traditional  Hummus. I don't know about Ewa Oloyin (Honey beans) and lemon juice,the mixture might create "buttermilk". okay seriously, I didn't think lemon juice was necessary but you can cook to suit your taste buds.
  5. Using a spatula,scrape the insides of the processor bowl and run it again till you get a paste.Taste it to be sure its fine with your taste buds. pour in a bowl and garnish with small pieces of sweet peppers and chives,spring onions.

Serve with Irish potato and sweet potato chips, yam chips,sweet peppers, veggies(both raw or cooked). I had mine with sweet pepper,potato chips and breaded green beans.

PS: I even spread it on my pizza instead of tomato base before putting the toppings.

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