Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Double Dip, It's Okay on Superbowl Sunday!

Here's another wonderful easy recipe idea for Superbowl Sunday.  The secret ingredients, horseradish and cream cheese, brings this hummus dip to a new level.  I found it at myrecipes.com.

Cream Cheese Hummus
(earthy, creamy with a "kick")

1 can garbanzo beans, drained with liquid reserved
3 oz cream cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons horseradish
1/4 cup green onions, minced
1/2+ teaspoon salt

Simply combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, using the reserved liquid. Start with 1 teaspoon of horseradish, taste, and add more for a bigger "kick" (get it :P).

Eat with breadsticks, toasted sourdough sliced on a bias, a sliced chewy baguette, toasted pita bread chips, red tortilla chips or whatever else might suit your fancy.  Though cream cheese is used for both dips, the result is quite a different. And don't forget the crudités-- any variety of fresh vegetables will do!

Another way to try hummus with a twist would be to top it with paprika and grated Parmesan cheese, which adds a salty, nutty richness to the earthy flavors of the hummus.  Easier still, buy already made hummus, put it in a serving bowl and then add the garnish.

There you have it... Superbowl Sunday with a few healthy, inexpensive yet satisfying (and even "gourmet") ideas for the weekend.

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