>A summer lunch / un déjeuner d’été

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Griddled courgettes and sweet onions with hummus / Courgettes et oignons doux grillées au hummus

For 4 / pour 4 personnes

2 large courgettes, sliced / grosses courgettes, coupées en tranches

2 large sweet onions, quartered / gros oignons doux, coupés en quatre

olive oil for grilling / huile d’olive pour griller

1 250 gm tin chick peas / 250 gm boite de poix chiches

2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) / cuiellerées tahini (pate de sesame)

2 cloves garlic, crushed / gousses d’ail, écrasées

lemon juice / jus de citron

olive oil / huile d’olive

salt, pepper / sel, poivre

First, make the hummus by mixing the chick peas in a food processor, adding tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. / D’abord, mélanger les pois chiches dans un mixer, en ajoutant du jus de citron, d’huile d’olive, sel et poivre.

Brush the courgette slices and onion quarters with oil and cook on a hot griddle. / Couvrir les tranches de courgette et les quarts d’oignon d’huile d’olive et les faire griller sur un plaque chauffante chaude.

Serve with crusty bread and a glass of rosé wine. / Servir accompagné du pain et d’un verre de vin rosé.

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Dessert: Orange and basil salad / Salade d’orange au basilique

4 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced / oranges écorcés et coupés en tranches fines

1 glass of Muscat (or other sweet) wine / 1 verre de vin doux Muscat

A few fresh basil leaves / quelques feuilles de basilique

crème fraiche

Arrange the orange slices in dishes. Pour over some Muscat wine and sprinkle with basil leaves. Serve with crème fraiche.

Arranger les tranches d’orange sur les assiettes. Verser du vin Muscat et garnir de feuilles de basilique. Servir accompagné de la crème fraiche.

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2 responses to “>A summer lunch / un déjeuner d’été

  1. >Personally I think tahini (sesame seed paste) is an essential ingredient in hummus.Another refinement is to use dried chickpeas as they are nuttier in texture than most tinned ones – cook a large batch and freeze some for later.

  2. >Thanks for reminding me, I forgot to put the tahini in the list of ingredients – of course, I always add it.

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