Shish taouk chicken brochettes

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  1. Combine all ingredients for the tzatziki in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Combine chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Purée. Dilute hummus with a few spoonfuls of boiling water to adjust taste.
  3. Place oven rack in middle position. Preheat broiler.
  4. If using barbecue, thoroughly oil grill and heat to high.
  5. In a bowl, combine all Shish Taouk vegetables with olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and garlic. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Thread chicken cubes onto brochettes, alternating with vegetables.
  7. Place brochettes on barbecue grill or under broiler. Cook for 10 minutes, turning several times and brushing with a little oil.
  8. Serve with tzatziki, hummus, and warm naan breads. Garnish hummus with a drizzle of virgin olive oil and accompany with raw veggies or pita bread slices. Save remaining hummus for a veggie sandwich.
Chef's tip

Add a few finely chopped sundried tomatoes to the hummus.

Flavour the hummus with some paprika or garnish with a handful of chopped, pitted olives or toasted pine nuts.