Spinach & Pepper Jack Hummus
I love hummus and I wanted to try making my own so I tried out this recipe. It is very tasty and makes a generous amount. You can always change it up depending on your particular taste.
What You Need
1 can of chickpeas (16 oz.) drained and rinsed
2 Tablespoons of tahini (ground sesame seeds)
2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon
2 cups of fresh, roughly chopped spinach
1/4 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese
2 tablespoons of olive oil
sea salt & pepper to taste
How To Prepare
1. Put chickpeas, garlic, tahini and lemon juice in a food processor. (Don’t forget to drain and rinse the chickpeas first.)
2. Pulse until fully combined and all chickpeas are broken up.
3. Add in spinach, salt, pepper, cheese, and olive oil. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
4. Take a taste test and add more salt, pepper or lemon juice if necessary.
Serve with pita chips and refrigerate any leftover hummus.
I like to eat this with Stacys multigrain pita chips that I purchase at my local grocery store.
recipe adapted from: healthywithheather.com
Cheddar & Apple Buttermilk Biscuits
These biscuits may sound like a weird combination of ingredients, but they are so good. It is like having a cheddar biscuit mixed with a sweet apple pie. A great combination of sweet and savory. These could be a nice little dessert snack or eaten for breakfast.
What You’ll Need
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 large granny smith apple, finely chopped
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
a few spoonfuls of frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed)
How to Prepare
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place parchment paper on a large cookie sheet (or grease it if you don’t have parchment)
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium or large bowl.
3. Cut butter into slices and add to bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut butter into the flour mixture until it combines and becomes crumbly.
*A pastry blender is a curved set of metal wires that attach to a handle. It is not an actual blender. If you don’t have one you can use your hands to combine the flour mixture and butter.
4. Pour in buttermilk and mix until moistened. Stir in chopped apples and shredded cheese.
5. Form dough by using a 1/4 cup scoop and placing on the cookie sheet. Keep 1 inch in between each biscuit.
*I did mine a little smaller- about a spoon and a half of dough for each biscuit.
6. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Once cooked, move immediately to wire rack to cool.
*the small ones took exactly 17 minutes to cook for me.
7. Place powdered sugar in a bowl and add apple juice concentrate slowly until desired consistency. Then drizzle over biscuits.
This recipe makes about 28 small biscuits or 14 larger biscuits.
They are best when served warm right out of the oven, but can still be enjoyed refrigerated and heated later.
recipe adapted from: simplysouthernbaking.com