Green Hummus

February 9, 2011

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

Run your knife through a fresh bouquet of cilantro. Use as much as you like. The more, the better.

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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.

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Put the chick peas, cilantro, oil, and a bit of salt into a food processor.  Add lemon juice.

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Give that lemon a good squeeze!

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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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  4. Homemade Falafel
  5. Green Veggie Burger

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Jill @ 42potatoes February 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

This sounds great! I like how you nix the tahini paste, which probably really brings out the taste of the chickpeas. I’ve done a red hummus before with sun dried tomatoes, but this sounds much more refreshing!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 11, 2011 at 8:28 am

It really is a refreshing hummus. I agree, tahini can be a bit overpowering. Love the idea of sun dried tomatoes!

Katrina (gluten free gidget) February 10, 2011 at 7:33 am

I made green hummus by using edamame instead of chickpeas!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

Great idea!

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