Showing posts with label hummus cilantro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hummus cilantro. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"I think we skipped spring..."

Two days off generally results in almost a weeks worth of recipes and random posts. These past two days were slightly less eventful. Yesterday was a relaxing afternoon of occasional napping and catching up on some emails. Then I met Jamie for a picnic in the park. It was a very warm day and Jamie has summed up the recent Atlanta weather quite well. "I think we skipped spring this year and went straight to summer." I agree. It has been well into the 80's in the past few days. I miss spring. The only inclination that we are in the Atlanta spring is the incessant pollen.

Today, Ashley and I had a plan to go hiking. Sadly, there was a miscommunication and we did not go. We did however, make food! She has been asking me to make her some hummus for months. I finally came through. Everyone has their own hummus recipe and it is extremely simple to make but it seems that day in and day out, I find that people who are not avid cookers nor vegan read this blog. For them, I will drop this monster recipe on you.

Cilantro Hummus

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
12 oz cooked chic peas
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of cilantro (chopped)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of tahini
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Pour all ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. You will need to scrape the sides of the food processor to keep it blending. Garnish with a cilantro leaf and additional olive oil.

We heated the pita bread in the oven and dipped in into the olive oil then scooped the hummus. It was a delicious afternoon snack.