Recipe: Hummus with Pepper Pesto + Raspberries

W14 7 8 hummus raspberry pepper 300dpi 1I like hummus, but was bored with with the same old.  A Moroccan recipe from Bon Appetit caught my eye, and not having the ingredients, I decided to make my own with what I had on hand.  It was delicious!  I can only give you guidance as to ingredients, as I have adjusted it differently the two times I have made it.  I think the dryness of chickpeas can be mitigated with adding more of the olive oil and/or lemon juice and/or even a bit of water — I have difficulty if beans are not WET.   I typically use Westbrae’s Organic Beans; I like their politics and their beans, AND, they have done away with BPA.

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed thoroughly with cold water
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflowers
  • 1 cube Pepper Pesto or substitutes a milder hot pepper
  • 1 sweet carrot
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 c fresh raspberries
  • Garlic salt and black pepper to taste

Place first six ingredients in a Cuisinart and blend until it is mostly chopped; add raspberries and salt/pepper, and blend again.  Taste and add olive oil/lemon juice/water and salt/pepper to your liking.  If you like it hotter, add peppers; sweeter, add raspberries!  In winter, I will try pomegranates!

Good on cracker or on toast with lettuce, mine had a pleasant heat and sweetness without being a dessert!


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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1 Response to Recipe: Hummus with Pepper Pesto + Raspberries

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