Chicken Shawarma Hummus


I grew up in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi where Shawarma stalls graced every nook and cranny. When I think about a Shawarma, I think about the fresh pita, covered with creamy hummus, spiced chicken, pickled turnips and fresh herbs. This appetizer can be prepped ahead, assembled at the last minute and serves a large crowd and will bring all those fantastic ingredients together.

Ingredients
1/2 lb boneless chicken cut in strips
1/2 tsp each paprika, cumin, oregano and sumac
Pinch of cinnamon
Olive oil
Pine nuts
1/4 cup pickled turnips cut in cubes
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Hummus
19 oz can Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans (reserve a few)
Juice of a Lemon 
2 tbsps Olive oil
4 cloves Spiced Garlic
3 tbsps Tahina (sesame paste)
1/2 tsp each paprika, cumin, oregano and sumac
Salt and white pepper
Water as required
Mix the chicken with some Olive oil, salt and the spices

Fry in a hot skillet and keep aside

Place the hummus ingredients in a food processor and start to blend together
As water as required and blend till the hummus is smooth
Serve on a platter, covered with Olive oil, a pinch of paprika, cumin, oregano and sumac.
Add Chicken and reserved Chickpeas

Add pickled Turnips and Parsley

Add Pine nuts

Serve with Pita bread

7 comments:

  1. I am developing a hummus craze recently :)

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  2. are you kidding me?!!!! YUM! Thanks for sharing...this is probably my #1 favourite thing to eat. Besides pie. :)

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