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.
Cumin Garlic Lemon Hummus
Makes 30 ounces
30 ounces (two 15-ounce cans) organic chickpeas, drained
1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons If & When Cumin Garlic Preserved Meyer Lemon Paste
1 teaspoon organic garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Make a charcuterie board for a light lunch or snack!
organic cashews, chopped
organic crackers (my fave are the butter crackers)
organic Monterey Jack cheese
organic pretzel twists
Organic Valley Summer Sausage
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.