My recent long travel spell (10 days!) brought me home with a suitcase of dirty laundry and a desire to cook my own healthy food.
Yes. You read that correctly. I am contemplating a domestic chore.
This recipe (generously given to me by my work friend, D, who can make a lot of really good things to eat) is something I occasionally make when I am forced to bring something to a potluck and can’t fake my way out of it by bringing something to drink instead.
And since this is me we’re talking about, it’s incredibly easy.
- 1 (16 oz) can of garbanzo beans, drained (reserve liquid)
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/4 cup olive oil OR use the liquid from can of garbanzo beans
- Juice of half a lemon (to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (again, to taste)
- Optional add-ins:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
Directions: Mix it all together in your food processor or blender. I like it a bit chunky, but blend to your preferred smoothness. Eat with jicama and carrot sticks, pita chips, etc. This also tastes great on a veggie sandwich.