I've heard that people are genetically predisposed to either love cilantro or hate it. I'm not sure the science behind this, or if it's actually true, but if it is, I fall into the "love it" category. I cannot get enough of it, it's one of the herbs that, just a hint of it in a dish is amazing. I prefer more than a hint though, I prefer a fist full.
The weather is actually starting to not suck everyday, the sun is rising earlier and earlier, and going to bed later and later; and it's not ass biting cold outside every minute of every day. Its the time of year when you just feel like you have more time because you have more daylight. I love this time of year. I love summer better, but this time is still pretty damn good. I eat cilantro all year round, but for some reason even in the dead of winter, it reminds me of warm weather.
This hummus is very good, if you are a cilantro lover, please make it, its so much better than any dip you're going to find in the market, and it's vegan, so you can feel all self righteous when you eat it.
Low Fat Lime Cilantro Hummus
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
6 tbs water
juice of one lime
zest of one lime
1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
2 tbs tahini
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 small garlic clove minced
1.Process the chickpeas, water, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, tahini, 2 tsp of the oil, salt and garlic together in the food processor until very smooth, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
2. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the flavors meld, about 30 minutes. (The hummus covered can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Bring to temperature and season with additional lemon juice, salt, and cayenne as needed before serving.) To serve, make a well in the center of the hummus, drizzle with remaining teaspoon of olive oil in the well.
Per 1/4 Cup Serving: Call 100; Fat 5g; Sat Fat .5g; Chol 0mg; Carb 10g; Protein 4g; Fiber 3g; Sodium 320mg
Rating = So Damn Good