Before I put you in a sugar coma with my upcoming Valentine’s Day recipe, I offer something on the lighter side. Lately, I’ve done sweet and fried, and now it’s time for a breather!
I present green hummus as a palate cleanser to ease your way into the upcoming sugar-sweet holiday. Snack on this light, healthy, lemon cilantro hummus and you’ll be truly deserving of those cookies, cupcakes, candy, and champagne. This hummus is so tasty, I cannot get enough, and did I mention, it’s healthy? Loves it.
1 can chick peas ( used the leftover chick peas from my homemade falafel and cooked them on the stove until tender)
juice and zest of 1 small lemon
a good handful of chopped cilantro
salt to taste
2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
Run your knife through a fresh bouquet of cilantro. Use as much as you like. The more, the better.
Slice the lemon and remove all those icky seeds. If you don’t get them all, no worries. They’ll blend right in so you don’t even notice.
Put the chick peas, cilantro, oil, and a bit of salt into a food processor. Add lemon juice.
Give that lemon a good squeeze!
Pulse until creamy. The hummus will turn a gorgeous shade of green, thanks to the cilantro.
Add a bit more salt, oil, or cilantro if needed. Top with fresh chopped cilantro and a lemon wedge.
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