Monday, October 17, 2011

Good Eats

These are some of the recipes we've tried the past couple weeks!
Sorry there's no pictures- we were too busy eating :).

Spicy Hummus
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 rounded tablespoons tahini sesame paste
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Pita breads, grilled and cut into wedges for dipping
Combine beans, tahini, oil, pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in food processor bowl and grind into a smooth paste. Transfer to a small dip dish and surround spread with warm pita wedges. *Recipe from the Food Network

Black Bean Sweet Potato Burritos
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Saute sweet potatoes and onion in 1 T. oil just until tender. Add black beans, cumin, cinnamon, and salt, cook until heated through. Divide bean mixture and cheese among tortillas and roll up. Place in 9x13 in. baking pan. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, and fresh cilantro. *Recipe from "Simply in Season"

Baked Penne with Zucchini
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 3 medium zucchini, diced, about 6 cups
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 jar (26 oz.) pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, optional
  • 1 pound penne
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Heat oven to 350F. Lightly grease 9x13 baking dish. Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat oil in skillet, saute zucchini, pepper, and garlic until tender (about 5-10 minutes on medium heat). Add pasta sauce and basil. Transfer cooked pasta to baking dish. Top with pasta sauce zucchini mixture. Top with shredded cheese and parmesan. Bake for 20-30 minutes until heated through. Serve hot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

those recipes sound great. I am especially interested in trying the humus and the sweet
potatoes and black beans


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