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Chickpea Hummus with Pomegranate Topping Recipe

I’ll admit it, I have a hummus obsession. Judging by the huge selection of premade hummus available at the grocery store, I guess I’m not alone.Hummus Pomegranate Salsa
There is no shame in buying a tub of hummus. But, if you have about 10 minutes and a food processor, it’s easy to make your own. For this hummus recipe, I kept things simple by using canned chickpeas, tahini, fresh lemon juice and ground coriander. The fresh topping is where it gets interesting. Layering the hummus with pomegranate arils, fresh parsley, lemon peel and olive oil makes the dip party ready, while still being simple enough to make for Tuesday night dinner.
Chickpea Hummus Pomegranate
Chickpea Hummus with Pomegranate Topping Recipe
Hummus:
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup tahini
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
Dash cayenne pepper
Water
Pomegranate Topping:
3 tablespoons pomegranate arils
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1 tablespoon olive oil

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, coriander, salt and cayenne. Cover and process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the hummus is smooth and reaches your desired consistency. (I usually add 2 to 4 tablespoons water.) Taste and add more salt or lemon juice, if needed.

Spread hummus in a shallow serving dish. Scatter pomegranate arils, parsley and lemon peel over hummus. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Serve with fresh cut veggies and flatbread or crackers.

Makes about 2 cups

Tip: To make ahead, cover and refrigerate the hummus up to 3 days. Add pomegranate topping just before serving.
Hummus Pomegranate Topping
More homemade hummus recipes:
Hemp Hummus
Harissa Sweet Potato Hummus
Beet and Lentil Hummus
Edamame Hummus from Eating Clean Recipes
Roasted Beet Hummus from Salt and Lavendar

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Simple Party Food and Drink Recipes

Happy New Year! Whether you hit the town or settle in on the couch, I suggest greeting 2016 with a belly full of good snacks and sips. Here are some of my favorite party food and drink recipes, perfect for sharing.

Snacks
Beet and Lentil Hummus DipRoasted Golden Beet and Lentil Hummus– French green lentils and roasted golden beets blended into a dip flavored with coriander, cumin and turmeric.

Vegetarian Lettuce WrapsVegan Mushroom Lettuce Wraps– sautéed mushrooms in a sambal-tamari glaze served in crisp lettuce leaves.

Charred Shishito PeppersSauteed Shishito Peppers– charred shishito peppers with lemon and shichimi togarashi.

Easy Guacamole | KingfieldKitchen.comBetter Than Basic Guacamole– fresh avocado dip with radish, sesame seeds and sumac.

Roasted Cashews and Coconut | KingfieldKitchenSpiced Cashew and Coconut Snack Mix– roasted cashews and coconut flakes seasoned with ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning.

Lemony Cucumber Greek Yogurt DipCucumber Lemon Greek Yogurt Dip– simple yogurt dip with cucumber, lemon peel, Italian parsley and sumac.

Drinks
Blood Orange Gin DrinkBlood Orange and Ginger Cocktail– fresh squeezed blood orange juice with vodka or bourbon and ginger beer.

Iced Green TeaJasmine Ginger Iced Green Tea (mocktail)- a floral and refreshing mix of jasmine green tea, lime, ginger beer and strawberries.

Good G and T drinkVery Good Gin and Tonic– a simple and good mix of gin, tonic, Meyer lemon and pomegranate arils.

Bourbon Hard Cider CocktailBourbon Cider Cocktail– bourbon, bitters, hard cider and a touch of maple syrup.

Mint Mojito CocktailMint Mojito Drink– fresh mint muddled with light rum, lime juice and club soda.

Kentucky Mule Bourbon Drink Kentucky Mule Bourbon Drink– bourbon whiskey with spicy ginger beer and fresh lime.

More party food and drink recipes:
Pomegranate Kir Royale from Girl Versus Dough
French 75 Cocktail from Bourbon and Honey
Pomegranate Elderflower Champagne Cocktail from Drink and Cocktail Recipes
Layered Mediterranean White Bean Dip from Eating Clean Recipes
Meyer Lemon Bars with Sea Salt from Frites and Fries

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