1/20/2011

Fiesta hummos




I was sitting at home last night minding my own diet business when one of my favorite Food Network stars comes on making a Queso fundido recipe. My gosh did my jaw drop as soon as I saw it and today I woke up with a huge crave for cheese and salsa. Being that I'm trying to eat healthy I stayed as far away from the cheese as possible and came up with a very delicious hummos recipe filled with amazing Tex Mex ingrediets. Now don't get me wrong, I'm still craving queso fundido but it will just have to wait until Saturday (diet free day).






Ingredients
250 grams chickpeas (you can use canned but I use soaked beans sold in a glass jar)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons tahini sauce
2 jalapenos (grilled and seeded)
1 medium tomato (grilled)
5 garlic cloves (grilled)
1 small bunch cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin powder
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil

Drain and wash your chickpeas. In a small bowl beat your lemon juice, olive oil, and tahini until smooth. Set aside. Place the chickpeas, tahini mix, salt, pepper,cumin, and garlic in a food processor and process until a smooth paste is formed. Roughly chop your grilled vegetables and cilantro, add them to your hummos, pulse the mix for a few seconds until combined but you can still see pieces of the grilled salsa in your hummos. Serve the hummos at room temperature, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cumin or paprika.

2 comments:

umm ahmed said...

This was so good! Can't wait to make it again even my kids loved it.

Um Karoomi said...

Oh I have to try this one. <3

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