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 :)
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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!
I have never been a huge taco fan. Ground meat smothered in sodium-saturated taco seasoning wasn't too appealing, even when I ate beef. Of course tacos for dinner also meant spanish rice in my household....more yuck.
Now these tacos...are a completely different story. After having incredible meatless tacos at two different veg restaurants I was totally ready to make my own. The result: refreshing, flavorful, plant-based tacos. Yum : )
I am almost positive that my omnivore taco-enthusiast mother would even love these. Verdict on that as soon as I can make them at home! haha. With a bit of planning ahead of time, this recipe can come together quickly and really fill you up without all the nasties in normal tacos. Just check out the nutrition facts!
My transition from last semester of undergrad coursework (not including my 15 credit internship in the fall) to working full time was a fast one...and I needed a little time to adjust. I hope your finals went well, and if you graduated...congratulations!
Because I took a bit of long break...I have two recipes for you! The first...a light yet filling summer-y salad jam-packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
The second...a dense, indulgent, super sweet cake that is great for a special occasion.
Dig in dearies! Alsooo...new poll is up. As always, I appreciate your participation : )