Monday, October 8, 2012

Sensational Sides

Heavenly Hummus

Garbanzo beans (1 can/15oz/425g)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/2 cup tahini
1 lemon freshly squeezed
4 tbps olive oil
1/4 cup water
sea salt 1 pinch
black pepper
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
Parsley and basil leaves for garnish

Place garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt and pepper into a blender (I used a vitamix) and blend until creamy. Separate half and place into a serving bowl, the other half place back into the blender with the sundried tomatoes and blend. Garnish with parsley and/or basil leaves.

This homemade hummus is an absolute winner and goes well with vegetables such as baby carrots and celery/cucumber sticks, crackers and pita bread.

Avocado Salsa

3 large tomatoes
1 large red pepper
2 small red chillies
1 red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 ripe avocado's
salt and black pepper

Place together in food processor or on variable 3 in vitamix for 20 seconds
or manually finely chop ingredients and toss together.
Delicious on veggie chips or pita bread

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