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Hummus Dressing

Hummus dressing - Hummus Vinaigrette

Meet my latest condiment obsession: herbed hummus vinaigrette. Thick and creamy, tangy-sweet, this dressing goes with everything — use on green salads, grain salads, sandwiches, crostinis. (But especially on this Mediterranean Farro Salad.)

And unlike cream-based dressings (or worse, so called “low fat” dressings stuffed with all sorts of weird ingredients to compensate for bad texture) it’s super healthy, protein-packed and stuffed to the brim with herby goodness.


Karen, xoxo

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Hummus Dressing

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons tahini
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, thick stems removed
6 – 8 fresh basil leaves (6 if large or 8 smaller)
1 medium scallion, light and dark green parts only, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh dill, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 – 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients except olive oil, white wine vinegar and water in bowl of a food processor. Process until a smooth paste. With the machine running, pour the vinegar and water through the feed tube, then add the olive oil in a slow stream until it reaches the consistency you prefer (I like it thick like yogurt). Taste, and add more salt, if needed.

Leftover hummus dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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Monday 16th of January 2012

I've been wanting to make a hummus dressing for salad for ages...glad I found your recipe! You have inspired me! It's such a great idea...just that much more protein on your salad!


Monday 16th of January 2012

this is so interesting!! i can't wait to try this!


Friday 13th of January 2012

This sounds delicious!

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Hummus Dressing |

Friday 13th of January 2012

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