Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens

The grass is greener the place you water it.
Robert Fulghum

This recipe is one thing I discover myself craving usually. In fact, there may be by no means a day once I wouldn’t love a freshly made hummus – because it’s the very first thing I taught myself to make (utilizing this traditional recipe right here) manner again once I was an adolescent (it’s loopy how way back that was now).

My mother taught me early the fundamentals of cooking chickpeas from scratch, and it’s one thing I’ve simply all the time carried out. I do know it may be intimidating for some – however belief me – it’s simply concerning the easiest factor to do on the earth. And the outcomes? Not even akin to their cousins from the can. The truth is, a current research by scientists revealed that almost all canned meals on Canadian grocery retailer cabinets (and certain the US and elsewhere too) comprise BPA – a substance regarded as linked to illness. I do know we’ve accepted that canned meals equal comfort, and it’s true – however when you commit and adapt to batch cooking you’ll see the sunshine, and almost certainly ask your self what took you so lengthy, as there’s actually nothing to concern right here. Solely deliciously recent chickpeas that style wonderful.

I’ve used my current recipe for Cashew Chipotle Sauce, which can discover so many different makes use of in your kitchen I extremely encourage you to make it – it provides a silkiness to hummus that’s actually yummy. It’s simply wonderful. When you’ve made your silky easy base, gown this fancy hummus platter up with toasted cashews and sautéed child kale for an eye-popping (and extremely nutritious) begin to any get together or gathering. One thing sudden in a crowded world of ready hummus and dips, all the time factor for those who like to face out from the gang 😉 Get pleasure from!

Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens
Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens:

3 cups cooked chickpeas (I exploit Canadian Kabuli Chickpeas)
1 jar roasted yellow peppers (2 entire peppers)
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1.5 tsp salt
1/3 cup Chipotle Cashew Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cilantro
2 cloves garlic


1/4 cup toasted entire cashews, chopped
2-3 cups child kale
Handful of reserved entire chickpeas to garnish

Mix all substances besides cashews, greens, and reserved chickpeas in a high-powered blender or meals processor and mix till easy and creamy. Style to regulate salt and lemon. Simply earlier than serving, saute the infant kale for 2-3 minutes till wilted (utilizing water or a tsp of cooking oil) and roughly chop the toasted cashews. Switch the hummus to a big serving bowl and prime with freshly cooked greens, cashews, and the reserved entire chickpeas. Be at liberty so as to add a bit olive oil and additional herbs too, extra is unquestionably merrier right here! Serve with pita, crackers, or recent veggies.

Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens
Chipotle Hummus Platter with Cashews + Greens