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I like it Spicy~Habanero Hummus

For me, hummus is one of those addicting foods that I crave. But for me, it has to be spicy with that right note of acid and salt to keep me coming back for more. Besides being a great appetizer for any occasion, it makes a great vegetarian meal. it’s quite filling and very satisfying.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups chickpeas
2 habaneros, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/3 cup flat leaf parsely, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini paste
4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste

For Indian Spiced Sauce
1/2 cup flat leaf parsely, chopped finely
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely
1/4 cup green onions, sliced finely
1 roma tomato, seeded, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 serrano, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Habanero Hummus

Directions

1. Combine all of the ingredients for the hummus in the food processor. Process on high until smooth. Using a rubber spatula push hummus down and process again until smooth. Taste for salt, transfer to serving dish. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. In another bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the Indian spiced sauce. Stir well to combine, taste for salt. This sauce is always better if it has a chance to sit for an hour or more. I do suggest hand chopping instead of throwing it into the processor. The hummus is served over a simple naan bread and garnished with avocado slices and more habanero.

For the Love of Guacamole! Avocado!

Guacamole! Yes Please…and Thank You! I love the traditional guacamole I grew up with, but it’s fun to change it up once in a while and add some tasty add-ins. Bacon, feta cheese, pepitas and one of my all time favorites is pomegranate! Try it! Check out my picks for some of my favorite recipes for guacamole and then some.

Making Guacamole

2 ripe avocados, diced or mashed
4 Roma tomatoes, deseeded, diced
4 green onions, sliced or ½ white onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 serrano peppers, minced (seeds removed, optional)
Juice of 2 key limes or 1 regular lime
Handful of chopped cilantro
Salt and fresh cracked pepper

Guacamole

Directions:

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, adding a pinch of fresh cracked pepper and about 2 teaspoons of salt, stir well to combine. Serve right away, or cover with plastic wrap, directly onto the guacamole (keeps the air out) and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with chips as an appetizer or as a garnish for your favorite foods.

2. Almost anything goes! Variations: add chipotle peppers, habaneros, pepitas, bacon, grilled shrimp, crab, feta cheese, pomegranate, or mango!!

Guacamole with Pomegranate

Creamy Avocado Tomatillo Salsa. Click onto picture to see full recipe @The Hispanic Kitchen  

Creamy Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

 

Chunky Avocado-Mango Salsa
Chunky Avocado Mango Salsa

2 mangoes, diced
2 avocados, diced
1/4 cup sweet red pepper, diced
1/4 cup yellow sweet pepper, diced
1/3 cup sweet onion, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, minced
1/3 cup, cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
juice of 2 keylimes(or 1 regular lime)
1/2 tablespoon of chile limon powder
Salt and fresh cracked pepper

Combine all of the ingredients, reserving the avocados, add 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. of pepper. Fold in the avocados, cover with plastic wrap and let it set for 30 minutes. Stir before serving and taste for salt.

 

 

Quick and Easy Avocado Hummus Blog Entry May 25, 2014

Quick and Easy Avocado Hummus
Quick and Easy Avocado Hummus

15 ounce can chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 large avocado
2 pickled or fresh jalapeños, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro
Juice of 1 lemon
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 teaspon white pepper
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in food processor, process until smooth, taste for salt.

Grilled Smoky Bacon Guacamole May 25, 2014

Thick Cut, Smoky Bacon Guacamole
Thick Cut, Smoky Bacon Guacamole


2 jalapeños
2 fresno peppers
1/2 large white onion
10 thick cut hickory smoked strips of bacon
* I grilled the chile peppers, onions and bacon on an out door grill. Grill the veggies until caramelized and charred and bacon until crisp. Chop and dice finely.
2 avocados, mashed
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup to 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1/3 teaspoon pepper
Salt to taste

Combine all of the ingredients, taste for salt. Serve right away or cover with plastic wrap, pressing all the air out. This will keep your avocados nice and green. Chill until ready to serve.

 

 Spicy Garlic Guacamole with Sriracha. Click onto picture for full recipe @The Hispanic Kitchen

Spicy Garlic Guacamole with Sriracha

Roasted Garlic Tomato Salsa with Avocado. Click onto picture for full recipe @The Hispanic Kitchen 

Roasted Garlic Tomato Salsa with Avocado

Lobster and Crab Avocado Salad with Habanero. Click onto picture to see full recipe @The Hispanic Kitchen

Lobster and Crab Avocado Salad with Habanero

Mixed Pepper Guacamole with Crisp Radishes

Mixed Pepper Guacamole with Crisp Radishes

 1/4 white onion, finely diced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 serrano, sliced thin
1 chile guero, sliced thin
2 fresno chiles, sliced thin
2 tablespoons Chipotlé Tabasco hot sauce
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup radishes, finely diced
2 avocados, diced or mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Salt to taste

1. Combine all of the ingredients, reserving 1/2 of the radishes. Stir well to combine, taste for salt. Top with reserved radishes before serving.

2. If making ahead, cover the guacamolé with plastic wrap and press plastic down so in makes direct contact with the guacamolé. Keeping the air out will prevent your guacamolé from turning brown. Chill until ready to serve. Yields up to 6 servings

 

Sun Dried Tomato and Chipotle Gucamole. Click onto picture to see full recipe @The Hispanic Kitchen 

Sun Dried Tomato and Chipotle Guacamole