Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"The Wind In The Willows"
Today was a marvelous 79 degrees and it's only March! God help us all when summer comes around but for now I'm enjoying these warmer days. The weather was so beautiful today that I didn't really feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. Well that not exactly true. I was in the kitchen today but the recipe I was working on didn't really turn out because I spent too much of my prep time sort of gazing out the window at the sunshine.
Once I realized that any work indoors would be fruitless, I decided to answer the call of the wild, make a light lunch and just go for a run (maybe not in that order).
White Bean Hummus
16 ounces ( 2 cups) cooked great northern beans ( either canned and drained or home cooked. I prefer to cook my own because it leaves your digestive system a bit less... ackem, worse for the wear)
3 Tbsp Tahini
1 Tsp Cumin
2 Garlic cloves
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and lemon juice to taste
Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and swirl until fluffy and smooth. Enjoy warm or cool. Serve smeared on toast topped with cucumber and a side of iced green tea with lemon and mint.