Sunday, July 10, 2016
I like to believe that I am a person that readily accepts change, but really I am not. Last week I finally got up the nerve to have some changes made on this site and I am so glad I did. I stayed with blogger but had a new makeover. Thank you Linda for everything you did, it is much better than I ever imagined. However I do love to try new foods.
Have you ever seen a fresh garbanzo? Once you pop open up the pods you will notice that they are slight green in color. The flavor is similar to a fresh pea. There was not a lot of information available about how to prepare them.
So I decided to peel them and throw them in a pot of boiling water for one to two minutes. I then drained and rinsed them to stop the cooking. Some were used in a salad and the rest I made into a hummus.
1 generous basket of chickpeas (after shelled 1 ½ cups)
Juice of ½ lemon
1 small garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons tahini
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup water
½ teaspoon cumin
Handful of cilantro
Salt to taste
Begin by peeling beans first. (If you don’t they will squirt hot water at you when trying to remove the pods);)
Heat a large pan of water to a boil, add beans and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour through strainer. Rinse beans until cool.
Place the garbanzos in a food processor with 1/4 cup water, the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cilantro, tahini and olive oil. Blend until smooth. ( I kept mine a little chunky because I love that kind of texture). Taste and season with salt.
Serve with veggies, crackers or pita chips.
I am joining Dishing it & Digging It Link party
Cheri Savory Spoon
Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.
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