Sunday, April 17, 2011

Go Green

By now I'm pretty sure you guys think that the only thing we make and eat around here involves a whole lotta butter, a whole lotta sugar and a whole lotta calories. 

But really, we do eat pretty healthy.  To prove it, this week's recipe is packed full of deliciousness that's also good for you!  Thanks Mrs. Britney Mincer for passing this on to me!

So just what is this healthy goodness?  

Guacamole Hummus.  

Guacamole=I Love It! 
Hummus=I also Love it! 
Guacamole + Hummus????=I am in looooove.    

Now the pictures don't do it justice.  But really, bowls of mashed up green stuff are difficult to make beautiful when you 1. have a plain ol' point and shoot camera 2. have no photography skills what. so. ever. 3. Well, there really is no #3, but let's just be honest here, bowls of mashed up green stuff are just difficult to make beautiful no matter what.  

But they sure are tasty!

Just trust me on this. Despite the less than appetizing pictures, this stuff is good.  Scoop it up with a Stacy's Pita Chip and you will think you have died and gone to heaven.

The best part about this combination of two oh so wonderful dips?  My husband won't touch it to save his life.  He does not like hummus.  He does not like guacamole.  That means, I get to enjoy the guacamole hummus all to myself!  

I am excited about the possibilities of this healthy treat...clearly I have already experimented with Stacy's.  But I'm sure it is great with veggies or on a sandwich.  

Oooh yes, a sandwich.  Another thing I love.  Especially on the delicious German bread yuuuuuum.  Makes me wish Monday would hurry up and get here so I can turn these food dreams of mine into a lunch time reality. 

Guten Appetit!

Guacamole Hummus

1 can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 cups Cilantro Leaves
1 Clove Garlic
1 Ripe Avocado
3 TBS Olive Oil
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (recipe didn't call for it but I threw it in for a more guacamole flavor)

In a food processor or blender, combine chickpeas, cilantro, garlic and avocado.  Process until finely chopped.  While the machine is still running, add in the olive oil and lemon juice.  Add water, 1 TBS at a time, if necessary, until mixture is smooth.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and cayenne pepper if desired.  Process until fully combined.

Serve with pita chips, veggies, or as a sandwich spread.  


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Cara and Britney for the yummy recipe. I have to take snacks to a meeting on Thursday so maybe I will give this a whirl. M/K

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this is delicious especially if you leave the cilantro out :-) LOL

Carissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Mom just made this recipe after seeing it on your blog, DELICIOUS!! Two thumbs up!

Cara said... Best Blogger Tips

haha I knew you would leave the cilantro out Mom! Riss, try it with the cilantro sometime, yummmmy!!!

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