It so happens that St. Patty’s Day is the same week as my friend Donny’s Birthday. What a perfect time for a party 🙂 Donny is a friend of ours that we met on our trip to Israel and also happens to be a MAJOR foodie. Dare I even say more than I am? Let me just tell you that the last time we visited, he sliced his own slab of bacon to cook up for us in the morning. MMM!
Needless to say, I felt like Donny’s birthday would be the perfect event to try out a few new recipes. Donny suggested I try to make some kind of GREEN hummus for St. Patty’s holiday. I found two completely different recipes that I had to test. And so should you… they are delish! If the green hummus is intimidating, try to start out with my basic hummus recipe. It’s so easy and you’ll never buy it at the store again!
Four Herb Hummus
1 handful Fresh Cilantro Leaves (1)
1 Tablespoon Dill (2)
1 teaspoon Parsley (3)
1 Tablespoon Basil (4, I used the fresh basil in a tube… sounds gross but its GREAT. You can get it at the grocery store… or use fresh leaves!)
Juice from 1/2 of a Lemon
2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
2 teaspoons Tahini Paste
1 can Chickpeas (save the liquid to use to make the right consistency if necessary)
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
sprinkle or to taste Cayenne Pepper
Blend everything together in a food processor. Let it blend until all of the herbs are finely chopped and the chickpeas are no longer chunky. Taste and season if necessary. I garnished mine with a few cilantro leaves and a sprinkle of dill. YUM!
Inspired by Trader Joe’s Edamame Hummus
2 cups Frozen Shelled Edamame Beans (I used Trader Joe’s)
1.5 Tablespoons Tahini Paste
1 Tablespoon EVOO
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
Juice from almost a whole Lemon
1 teaspoon Salt
sprinkle Cayenne Pepper
1. Put the edamame in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes or until beans are tender. Drain and rinse under cold water to preserve the bright green color.
2. Put everything in a food processor except a few edamame beans (save them for garnish). Process until smooth and adjust seasoning if necessary.
3. Serve chilled and garnish with a few edamame beans if you want.
HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY EVERYONE!
HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!