Time sure flies when you're having fun in the Yankee-Belle Cafe! This is my last Chef in Residence post. Missy Tippens will be back next Friday! Thanks, ladies for having me.
This week I'm making avocado hummus from a Cooking Classy recipe shared by my daughter. My only variance is that I omitted tahini, and it's still delicious. Topping it off with EVOO is yummy! I am the only one in my house who eats this stuff, so it's all mine and I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks.
Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste or sauce made from ground hulled sesame seeds.
You may use your food processor for this. I use my Ninja!
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, well drained
2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (be generous-one lime is enough)
1 clove garlic, peeled (one clove is perfect)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cumin (Do not omit)
1 - 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping (optional)
Red pepper flakes, for topping (yum!)
Pulse chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 - 2 minutes longer.
Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.
Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
|I love my Ninja!!!|
Delicious. This is a great party dip too. Prepare the night before. Let it chill and take it to a party at work or elsewhere.
Hummus fans seem to be pretty black and white. Either you like it or you do not. How about you??
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