Hummus Bites GF/CF/SF/DF/EF
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A quirky twist on Panelle, an Italian chickpea fritter
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 36
  • 1¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 120g (1 cup) chickpea flour
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Frying oil: organic olive oil, organic safflower oil or any high temp oil
  1. Lightly oil an 9- by 4-inch pan and line with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Whisk together all the ingredients except the frying oil in a heavy saucepan until smooth, then cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (to prevent lumps from forming), until very thick and mixture pulls away from side of pan, 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to loaf pan, smoothing top. Cool, uncovered, then chill covered with plastic wrap, until firm, 2-3 hours. Cut block in to 1" cubes. (The cubes can keep in the refrigerator for a few days.)
  4. When you're ready to serve, heat oil in a deep 10-inch heavy skillet set to mid-high heat, then fry the cubes in batches. Carefully turn the cubes occasionally with tongs, until golden and transfer to paper towels to drain. Keep warm on a baking sheet in oven while frying remaining batches.
  5. Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon.
These should be fried right before eating. They do not store well once fried.

The cubes can be frozen after cutting but before frying. There may be a slight texture change.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 20.7 Fat: 1.1g Saturated fat: .1g Unsaturated fat: .7g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 2.2g Sugar: .4g Sodium: 2.5mg Fiber: .6g Protein: .7g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Creating Silver Linings at