Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hummus with Smoked Salmon, Chives and Dill ~ Improvising

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One of my favorite things about homemade hummus (aside from its superior taste to those you buy in the store) is how you can flavor it with just about anything!

What began as an intense desire for bagels, cream cheese and lox...ended with this homemade Hummus with Smoked Salmon, Chives and Dill.

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You see ...with no bagels ...and no cream cheese ...I was forced to think out of the box...

Reminding me again of one of... "Life's Little Lessons..."

"A satisfying life...is all about improvising."

Hummus with Smoked Salmon, Chives and Dill

Ingredients:

2 15oz cans of Chickpeas
4-6 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
4 tablespoons tahini
3 cloves garlic, crushed (more if you like it garlicky)
4 -5 tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons chives, chopped
2 -3 Tablespoon dill, chopped
Smoked Salmon, chopped (as much a you like)

Directions:

Place chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and olive oil in a food processor and pulse to desired consistency. Taste and adjust any ingredient to your preference.

Fold in chives and dill.

Salt and Pepper to taste - careful not to overly salt if you're adding smoked salmon

Top with smoked salmon and serve with crackers, crusty bread or pita chips.

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12 comments:

Catherine said...

That hummus does sound wonderful! I know that I would like it. I love smoked salmon and I love chickpeas put them together with the other ingredients and you have it made!

Courtney said...

Can you believe I've never tried smoked salmon? I must give it a go!

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

Hummus is so versatile, healthy and delicious.I love he sound of your recipe!

laurie said...

Great job improvising...looks delicious!

Katerina said...

I love smoked salmon but I have never tried this combo. You've intrigued me! Looks beautiful.

Jenn said...

You are the queen of improvising! I love it... this hummus looks wonderful!

Clint said...

I love improvisation. And this looks like a great little snack for lunch.

I was subjected to kitchen improv at an early age. My grandfather would routinely clean out the fridge, dumping all leftovers and over-aged remains from the hydrator into a pot. I'm tellin' ya---everything went in to that big pot. It would cook and then simmer for hours. It was always delicious. Of course, it didn't look NEAR as good as your doin's!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow what a fab idea perfect pairing

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Oh my goodness... Love the flavors you have going on here! And you are SO correct - homemade is always better than store bought. But in a time crunch I've found that adding some good olive oil and ground cumin or coriander or even fresh herbs can improve the store bought variety quite a bit. Thanks for sharing this - it's going on my must makes!

Mary said...

I love this kind of appetizer. I love salmon in all its guises and this one looks especially delicious. I never would have though to use salmon and hummus, but it really works here. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Simply Life said...

oh what a perfect combination of flavors- makes me want to sit outside in with a glass of wine!

Cindy Ellison said...

I love the way you are so creative and use what you have on hand. Your pictures are always so beautiful, too. I've been making hummus since the 80s and your recipe sounds so good.