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Posts tagged “Tahini

Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad

Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #deconstructed #hummus #salad #eattherainbow

with a rainbow of colorful veggies, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts (pinons) & a cucumber tahini yogurt dressing. It’s like hummus, deconstructed, in salad form, with extra color, feta and a little crunch. Mom and Dad gave me a big beautiful eggplant from their garden the last time I saw them and despite all the […]


Smoky Roasted Garlic Zummus

Smoky Roasted Garlic Zummus (Zucchini Hummus) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #hummus #recipe

Is it just me or is this zummus smiling at us? Tomorrow is National Zucchini Day! I am super excited because Mom and Dad brought me some of their beautiful striped zucchini from their garden. I had received one large “gift” zucchini a bit ago from a mystery donor (someone who brought zucchini to work […]


Cilantro Coconut Curry Hummus

Cilantro Coconut Curry Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #curried #hummus #dip #recipe

I have a beautiful circle of yoga friends. Every Wednesday night we meet for yoga, then we go for wine. We’ve been doing this every Wednesday night for years and it’s made Wednesdays the night we all look forward to every week. We have laughed and cried together and shared so many special moments, birthday celebrations, and quite […]


Avocado Jalapeno Zummus

Avocado Jalapeno Zummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #zucchini #hummus #recipe

I want to start a new trend. I think “Zummus” should be a new word in the dictionary, kind of like the word “Zoodles” has taken over the foodie blog scene. Want to help me? Create your own version of Zummus and post it/share it/pin it (tag or message me and I’ll share it too!) […]


Asparagus Dill Hummus

Asparagus Dill Hummus Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #asparagus #hummus #recipe

I had just a little bit of asparagus left … most years I have it in plenty because my parents have a HUGE asparagus bed and they have way more than they can eat, but this year was different. The asparagus was late, and not as abundant as usual, and then my parents left on […]


Classic Creamy Hummus – 2 Ways

Classic Creamy Hummus ~ 2 Ways Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #delicious #hummus #recipe #pickyourflavor

This post is for those of you who buy hummus at the store. I used to do that. I was convinced there was no way I could make hummus that tastes that good. But after a little trial and error, I discovered that I CAN make that hummus–for a fraction of what the pre-made stuff costs and […]


Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ghanoush

Fire Roasted Mixed Herb Baba Ganoush ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #garlic #tahini Middle Eastern #dip #recipe

The first time I “met” Baba Ganoush was at a party with my sister (who is, by the way, a fabulous and very adventurous cook). She introduces me to SOooooo many new things that I have never thought or heard of.  She was raving about this wonderful Middle Eastern dip that her friends were serving, […]


Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #hummus #recipe

I firmly believe that hummus makes life better. Every time I have it, I feel all happy inside. I remember the first time I tasted hummus. I was a teenager. My parents had dragged us to a “weird” restaurant (that is how it seemed, to my teenage mind) where we were sitting on pillows on […]


Black Bean Baba Ghanoush

Black Bean Baba Ghanoush ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mediterranean #dip #recipe

A smoky middle eastern dip that tastes a bit like hummus. It has that garlicky tahini flavor, with a tart twist from fresh lemons, but it’s typically made with eggplant. I like baba ghanoush in its pure form, but I wanted to create something that was more of a blend between hummus and baba ghanoush. […]


Basil Rosemary Sundried Tomato Hummus

Basil Rosemary Sundried Tomato Hummus ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hummus #recipe

What’s the perfect snack food? camping food? carry with you and spread on anything food? Sandwich spread? Marvelously garlicky dip for just about EVERYTHING? Yeah, hummus. Hummus is one of those “love at first bite” foods for me. I remember sitting on pillows on the floor in a funky restaurant in Minneapolis with my parents. […]


Fairy Tale Tomato, Corn & Bread Salad

Fairy Tale Eggplant, Tomato, Corn and Bread Salad

with Great Northern Beans & Tahini Yogurt Ranch Dressing Have you ever made something once and thought “it’s good, but it really ought to be better?” Yeah, that’s what happened here. The first time I made it I used a great big eggplant and I tried cooking it on the grill. Except my coals ran […]


Baba Ghanoush: a smoky, wonderful dip

Baba Ghanoush: a creamy wonderful garlic eggplant dip

If you have never had Baba Ghanoush, you should try it. It’s a creamy, garlicky, silky smooth dip somewhat akin to hummus in flavor, but lighter and smoky tasting and oh so wonderful. It’s made of eggplant, but if someone didn’t tell you it was made of eggplant, you would never guess. I used the […]


Avocado Artichoke Hummus

Avocado Artichoke Dip from Mia's Domain

Hello my dear visitors! I am so excited about my guest blogger today … Mia from Mia’s Domain has agreed to share one of her precious recipes. Mia ‘s recipes truly inspire me. I can’t remember a single post of hers that I didn’t absolutely LOVE … she leaves me drooling just about every time! […]


Avocado Tahini Yogurt Salad Dressing

Avocado Tahini Yogurt Salad Dressing

This is the salad dressing we had with our salad on Thanksgiving. We made it with my dad’s homemade yogurt. I think it may be my very favorite salad dressing ever. It’s so flavorful, and chock full of healthy ingredients, so you don’t have to feel guilty about using extra dressing on your salad with […]

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