We were going through the fridge and pantry today as Delaney is going to do a Costco run tomorrow. So, we were assessing everything we had. And we found like 4 packages of Organic Valley Summer Sausages in our downstairs fridge, and they expire in 2 weeks. So, it’s going to be pizza and charcuterie boards for the next two weeks in our house!
I didn’t have any pizza dough made right now, so I thought I’d make a little charcuterie board for us to eat for lunch. I knew I would be using the Organic Valley Summer Sausage, which is my fave. I pulled out some cheese and crackers, and grapes and carrots. And, I also happen to have If & When Cumin Garlic Meyer Lemon Paste as I am doing a fun project with them coming up next month. I hadn’t tried this flavor of their past yet (the Moroccan one is what I have currently and love it).
So, I was actually going to make my Dill Dip because it’s Delaney’s favorite and I usually use the Moroccan Meyer Lemon Paste in it. So, I thought I’d try it with the cumin garlic paste to try the flavor, but we were out of sour cream (of course). So, then I rummaged through the pantry more and found chickpeas. I thought hummus would be great with this paste, and I was right. This paste has so much flavor, this hummus only has 5 ingredients! Yes, 5 ingredient homemade hummus!
If you haven’t ever made hummus before, do not be intimidated. It is so easy! If you are wondering how to make hummus, then I am going to tell you right now. All you need to have is a food processor and it is literally a piece of cake. To make your own hummus, just blend everything in your food processor, and then you have homemade hummus to snack on for days! And yes, it’s that easy! And in this case, you have 5 ingredient homemade hummus. This 5 ingredient homemade hummus is lightly spicy with a little tang from the lemon paste, it would be good on so many things! Plus if you want to make a charcuterie board it’s the perfect addition, find the rustic olive wood board I used here. Grab my recipe below.
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Cumin Garlic Lemon HummusDifficulty: Easy
Using a lemon paste in this hummus makes it really easy to pack in a ton of flavor! This Cumin Garlic Lemon Hummus goes well with a drizzle of olive oil and cashews.
30 ounces (two 15-ounce cans) organic chickpeas, drained
1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon organic garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
- Charcuterie Board
organic cashews, chopped
organic crackers (my fave are the butter crackers)
organic Monterey Jack cheese
organic pretzel twists
organic green grapes
- In a food processor, add the chickpeas, olive oil, lemon paste, and garlic powder. Pulse to combine, then process on high until desired consistency. I like when it is smooth.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and continue to blend until combined.
- Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and chopped cashews (optional). And if making the charcuterie board, add the hummus, and surround it with crackers, cheese slices, pretzels, sausage, grapes, and carrots.
- High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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