Monday, January 10, 2011

Lori's Southwestern Hummus

My friend Lori just published a cook book last month. A really yummy, real food, not rocket science to make dishes and quick meal cook book. She gave me a copy when we were back visiting over the holidays. I absolutely love it and can't wait to cook my way through it. I made this recipe thus afternoon and just had to post it! It is delish. Ford and I were eating it by the spoonful and hud loved dipping tortilla chips in it. I took out the jalapeno, just because I knew Ford would eat it and added a little extra garlic and EVOO :) I like it super creamy and garlicky! It is the perfect healthy snack, filled with protein and packed with flavor. I'm already putting the ingredients back on my grocery list, so I can make it next week!

Lori's Southwestern Hummus

16 oz can chickpeas-drained
6 oz roasted bell pepper ( 1/2 TJ's roasted pepper jar)
1 jalapeno, seeded, diced 
1 clove chopped garlic
3 T chopped cilantro leaves
2 T chopped onion
1/8 cup EVOO
3 T sesame tahini paste
salt and pepper to taste

1. Place the chickpeas in food processor along with red pepper, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, onion, and tahini.
2. Turn processor on slowly and stream in olive oil, process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pita chips or sliced veggies of you choice.

For other yummy Lori recipes check out her blog:
Enjoy! Cj

(hummus image is from livewell365 website)


TerryH said...

Ohhh Jim loves chickpeas and hummus. This is one I'm going to try.

Kate Holt said...

hi carly!!!!

wondering if you might be able to help me out...have a shoot onjan 17th, need goddess dresses. can't find anything!!! thought of you. if you can help, call or email me please
kate holt

Carly Jean Brannon said...

Terry, Jim will love this then!

Kate, I emailed you some ideas tonight! I hope they help!