Hummus among us
Friday, I had plans to meet up with a friend and take our kids to see Alice in Wonderland, followed by a picnic in the park! It sounded lovely, the boys would love it, we would love it – a musical, food and fresh air – what’s not to like!?! However, Thursday night when I should have been preparing our picnic goodies I was exhausted and only thinking of bed. I knew we had to be out of the house early, but I couldn’t bring myself to do anything, which meant Friday morning I’d need something quick, filling and tasty enough for toddlers!
Hummus to the rescue! I had cooked a big batch of chickpeas a few days prior and had some cilantro that was beginning to wilt.
I have been on this cilantro, lime cumin kick lately – why not in hummus? I threw it together and it really was delish! My friend and I loved it… the kids preferred Ken’s Blue Cheese dressing. You can’t win ’em all!
2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime (about 1.5 tbsp)
2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp salt
Add chickpeas to bowl of food processor or blender.
Process for a bit, until they have a coarse texture, then add the chopped cilantro:
Process a bit more, add the remaining ingredients and process until you reach your desired texture: