Greek Hummus Platter

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IMG_20171231_164402.jpg This is a great appetizer for a party, snack or meal!

Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • 1,  15 oz. can of garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Place all ingredients in food processor and mix until desired smoothness is achieved. I taste and see if the garlic and lemon are flavorful enough for me and add more if desired.

If you use fresh garlic, add less unless you’re a serious garlic lover. Adjust the recipe to your palette.

Alternate: Use your favorite store-bought hummus!

Toppings

  • cherry tomatoes, varied colors, halved
  • thinly sliced basil
  • sliced kalamata olives
  • feta cheese
  • sliced cucumber, (I used an English Cucumber)

Serve with:

more sliced vegetables, pita bread, pita chips, or other chips ( My husband likes “Food Should Taste Good” Multigrain Chips, while I love my Iraqi friend’s fresh Khobz)

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Garlic Scape Pesto

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Garlic Scapes: Useful Additions to Many Meals
Ingredients:

3 garlic scapes, chopped into 2-inch pieces
A few leaves from raw celery
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 Cup raw almonds
1 Cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 – 3/4 C vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor except oil.
  2. Scrape ingredients back into blade area and run again until all are incorporated.
  3. Drizzle oil into food processor very slowly. Stop and look at consistency and flavor. The flavor will include lemon, mild garlic, and cheese. When desired consistency and flavor are to your liking, stop adding oil and store pesto.

Uses:

  1. Pasta, either warm or pasta salad dressing
  2. Spread on bread for Panini or other sandwiches
  3. mix with butter to make a spread
  4. Use as a chicken, shrimp, or fish marinade
  5. Use as pizza sauce or drizzle
  6. Got any other ideas?