Risky Kitchen Recipes

Simplicity Works


It really is simple to eat well. Not easy, necessarily, with all the temptations life has to offer…but truly, it is simple.

I recently got married, and now that the hoopla has settled down, I can see the pounds have not moved in the same direction. Alas, it is time to regroup and abandon the “what naughty, fatty delicious food can I eat now?” mentality. Instead, I rebooted my thoughts, and turned my question into “What healthy delightful snack can I make in a pinch?”

What came to mind? A simple dip.

I have it with whole grain crackers, although it can be used with veggies to dip or as a sandwich spread. See the recipe below, if you feel the same urge to eat well, eat simply and feel great about yourself afterwards.

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Lime and Cilantro Hummus

I am not sure if I can truly call this a hummus, as there is no tahini in this recipe, but that’s the name I’ve got for now.

Ingredients-makes about 4 cups

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed well)

1 zucchini, unpeeled (can be made without the peel, if prefered)

3 Tablespoons of lime juice (fresh or bottled)

handful of cilantro (or as much as desired)

teaspoon of minced or crushed garlic

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

If you like your dip a bit chunky, save 1/4 of the chickpeas in advance, crush, and then add to blended mixture at the end.