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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

March 12, 2009

* 1 (15 ounces) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
* 1 (6 ounces) jar roasted red peppers
* 3 Tbs lemon juice
* 1 1/2 Tbs tahini or toasted sesame oil, either is fine
* 1 clove garlic
* 1/2 tsp ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you like)
* 1/4 tsp salt
* splash of lime juice, to taste

1. Put all of your ingredients in a food processor or blender, and pulse or blend until smooth.
2. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Elle’s New England Kitchen


Asian Chicken Salad

February 20, 2009
I had an Asian chicken wrap sandwich the other day that inspired this recipe. It’s delicious! And not too bad for you, there’s only 1/4 cup of mayo in it. These are the measurements I used, but as with any chicken salad, everyone has their favorite ways and different tastes, so use these as a guideline, and add more if you like. Try having this in a wrap with fresh spinach leaves, and take it from there–use your imagination.
* 1 whole boneless chicken breast, cooked and cubed
* 1/4 cup pineapple pieces (canned, in juice), drained
* 2 TB dried cranberries
* 1 tsp soy sauce
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp pepper
* 1/2 tsp sesame oil
* 1/8 tsp ground ginger
* 1/8 tsp garlic powder
* 1/4 cup chopped water chestnuts
* 1/4 cup grated carrot
* 2 green onions, sliced
* 1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 In a medium bowl, toss all ingredients in and mix well.
2 That’s it, you’re done!
Servings: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes