Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Black Eyed Pea Humus

This recipe is straight from Southern Living and is always a big hit.  Just adds a little variety from normal humus.  Here is what you need:
1 can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained 
2 tablespoons tahini (tahini is ground sesame seeds, you can either find it with peanut butter or with the asian food)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (I used red pepper flakes)
3 tablespoons water

Process first 9 ingredients in a food processor until blended, stopping to scrape down sides.  Gradually add 3 tablespoons of water for desired consistency.  Cover and chill at least an hour.  Drizzle with olive oil and paprika before serving.
I figure if the black eyed pea humus passes this picky taste tester, it is worth passing on.  It is great with pita chips, tortilla chips and vegetables.
Gotta love this cute little girl.  This is why in so many of our pictures Sara Wells hair is in her face.  I do try to keep it out of her eyes.  I fix her hair every morning.  But it is inevitable that she always reaches up and pulls it out.  Even rubber bands do not deter her.  Oh my, what are we going to do with this little mess?

1 comment:

  1. this sounds awesome! i'm adding it to my "to try" recipe list. thanks for posting!

    ps- i think the "hair in the face" look is about the cutest thing i've ever seen!