This is just a little something I whipped up as a snack...no frills or anything. All measurements are approximate. I had some leftover garbanzo beans and lentils from salads I ate recently, and knew lentils were good in hummus, so why not?! I wanted to add an extra creamy texture and a good source of fat to use in place of olive oil so that's where the avocado came in. This recipe would also be good with some cilantro mixed in, I didn't have any on hand unfortunately.
That's all, just thought I'd share this simple and delish creation :)
My horrible ways never cease. I have managed to neglect you darling individuals who care enough to read my blog this summer and it was definitely something I did not anticipate. Let me explain...
Once school ended, I started working full time. A week into summer one of my besties flew to CO to spend a week with me. Then I went right back to working full time while she started training for the summer job we once shared. I visited her (and other old friends) often during that two-week period. Once she left to start her job, I started packing up my apartment. I spent my time away from work packing and cleaning and transporting stuff home. Then I moved into another house to house/pet-sit for two weeks. On Friday I left that house, came home, and tomorrow I will go stay with a friend for 3 days so I can work a few more days. Then I'll return home for a couple days, spend a week working in New Orleans, and possibly go back to stay with that friend while I work a couple more weeks. Then it will be a quick transition back home for at least 5 months while I complete my internship/last semester of undergrad : )
Meet Kobi. I'll get to see this angel more than I have in the last 3 years! She likes to talk if you couldn't tell...
Hopefully this explains a little...It's not that I haven't been cooking! I just haven't had the energy to create blog posts, which are unbelievably time-consuming. I feel like I've been a nomad this whole summer.
At the end of this wonderful weekend, I figured I could muster up a bit of energy to share with you my "copy cat" recipe based on a sandwich I often enjoy from the cafe at my work.
This sandwich is jam packed with grilled veggie goodness and a delectable red pepper hummus. Perfect for summer, so go ahead and give it a try!
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On to the delish sammich : )
Sooo I was grocery shopping yesterday and knew I wanted to splurge on some hummus for this sandwich I had been dreaming about all week. Immediately, Eat Well Enjoy Life's line of "alternative" hummuses (is that the plural for hummus??) with white beans, edamame, and lentils popped out at me. I was intrigued. I have seen both white bean and edamame dips, but never lentil, so of course I had to try it! Plus it had a kick so I couldn't resist. The verdict: a lighter, fluffier dip with tons of awesome flavors. This is a GREAT sandwich spread. Not sure yet whether I'd use it as a dip though.
Anywho...I have been craving a creamy, natural, veggie packed sandwich for forever now. Particularly one including avocado, sprouts, and hummus. This beauty is the result, and it is fantastic! My "version" with the spicy lentil hummus packs quite the punch with the peppery arugula so feel free to take some liberties if you want a milder creation. But just as a side note: I loved mine!