What gift was bestowed upon us? A bag filled with Florida avocados! Florida's landscape yields a bounty of flora and home-grown produce, and the Dinkjians are blessed with a lovely, fruit-producing avocado tree just steps away from their back door.
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We are comforted in the fact that we live in the agricultural reserve area of our county, where there are numerous local fruit and vegetable markets, and u-pick-it farms.
Back to the avocados ...
Give it a try!
1- 8 oz. can garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. lime zest
1 medium garlic clove, crushed
¼ cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp. extra virgin Olive Oil
1 medium ripe avocado, cut into chunks
salt to taste
1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and purée until smooth. Add salt to suit your taste. If the mixture seems too thick, stir in a little water until the desired consistency is reached.
2. Place hummus mixture in a bowl. Press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the hummus to keep air out. This helps to prevent browning.
3. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
4. Serve with vegetable dippers, pita bread triangles, pita chips or homemade whole wheat crackers.