terça-feira, 14 de setembro de 2010

{a kinda middle eastern meal}

yesterday i felt like having middle eastern for dinner, so, this is what i came up with to satisfy my cravings:

i thought i had canned chick-peas for a real hummus, but necessity is the mother of invention and i had to adapt according to what i had. but you can find a recipe for the real thing here (where i adapted mine from) or here.

'altered' hummus
1 cup canned lima beans
drained juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried coriander
1 1/2 tbs. tahini paste
2 garlic cloves
2 tbs. olive oil 
blend all ingredients really well. cover and refrigerate for at least 40 minutes before serving. add a bit of paprika and olive oil for garnish. 

labneh  [yogurt cheese]
about 150 g. greek yogurt
a pinch of salt
olive oil+parsley for garnish


a simple lettuce, onion, red pepper and bulguhr salad.


and, of course, some lovely, warm pita bread. the recipe was a mix beetween this one and this one.


and a nice cup or two of fragrant mint tea with orange peel and cinnamon.

2 comentários:

Rute Carla disse...

looks very yummy... everything!

Amanda disse...

Wow -- I hope your hubby appreciated the time and effort you put into it -- before you both gobbled it down! (And I had to laugh at using canned lima beans -- totally something I would do!!!)