So you got this post today in your inbox and you are thinking hummus? Great what else will I have for dinner. Hummus goes with so many different things and can be such an amazing food to have in your repertoire.
This is a family recipe and was present at every family gathering we like chick peas in my family.
2 cups of canned chick peas or dried chick peas that have been soaked (keep some of the water from the can)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 clove of garlic (for very flavorful you use up to 4 cloves)
1/3 cup of Tahini (sesame paste)
6 tbsp. lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 tbsp. water or liquid from chickpeas
8 dashes of tabasco or other hot sauce
Place all ingredients in the food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until it is well pureed but still had texture. Can be served with anything, I love it on pita bread but it can be served on endive leaves, celery, on salad or anything else.
It keeps in the fridge for a while so it is great to keep all week.
Meatless Monday Recommendation: Pumpkin Tortellini with Sage and Butter
This is a super simple recipe and is delicious. It is one of my favorite recipes and I tend to eat it when the rest of my family really wants to eat that horrible mac and cheese from a box.
- 1 lb Pumpkin tortellini (can reduce everything proportionally for a smaller portion)
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 20 leaves of fresh sage
Directions: Cook tortellini according to packaging (i highly recommend getting fresh not frozen tortellini). In a frying pan melt butter and add sage leaves. Let the sage brighten up a little bit (about 1 minute) add cooked tortellini and cook till the tortellini is just about to get crispy on the edge.
This recipe also works if you substitute with olive oil and garlic but I prefer the butter and sage.
My favorite meatless recipe is Huevos Rancheros. A pretty basic dish that has eggs and beans (so you are covered with yummy protein). There are countless ways to make this. Below is a link to my Pinterest board for just some of the recipes you will love.