Several weeks ago I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in over eight years. I love when friends I haven’t seen in ages feels like it was just yesterday when I last saw them. We were catching up on the latest like no time had past. It was so great to catch up with her and I promised myself wouldn’t wait so long until I saw her again. Aside from the great company was the Pistachio Artichoke Hummus that I ordered. It was both interesting and full of flavor. I made it my mission to recreate this amazing dish.
After several attempts and mistakes, I finally created a recipe I loved and felt similar yet unique to the original version I had at the restaurant.
With two kid’s who are obsessed with hummus, I made them my guinea pigs. M, being the most critical, LOVED it and demanded I make her a Pistachio Artichoke Hummus Sandwich for lunch. I was so happy I had to give myself a little pat on the back. She even asked for extra artichokes to put in her sandwich.
I hope you love this hummus as much as my family does
Pistachio Artichoke Hummus
- One 15oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 12oz marinated artichokes (do not drain the marinade)
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan
- juice of one lemon
Pour the pistachios into a food processor or high speed blender. Blend until pistachios are crushed. Add the garbanzo beans, artichokes (with marinade), and the juice of on large lemon. Process until all ingredients are blended and smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place hummus in a large bowl and fold in parmesan cheese. Enjoy with your favorite veggies and pita bread
One of my favorite things about going to a spa is their flavored water. I love seeing sliced cucumbers floating in ice cold water. I love seeing slices of lemon with bits of pulp in the water giving it just the right amount of flavor. It’s refreshing and both energizing & relaxing at the same time.
After a very busy weekend and temps making it feel like summer was approaching I was craving that flavored water and imagining that I was wearing a fluffy robe waiting for name to be called for my next spa treatment.
This flavored water did just the trick. I may have not received a spa treatment, but this water made me feel refreshed and energized.
Citrus Mint Spa Water
- 1 large grapefruit, sliced
- 1 large lemon, sliced
- 1 large orange, sliced
- 4 large sprigs of mint (about 40 mint leaves)
- 6 cups water
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, add as much ice as you need to fill the pitcher to the top. Let the water sit for about 20-30 minutes to let all the flavors combine and enjoy!
With the Spring Season in full bloom, our family has been busy doing a lot of house projects. On the top of my list was to clean out the freezer. This dish came together in less than 30 minutes and all it involved was a little thawing and chopping. All these ingredients are some of my favorite flavor combos and pairs perfectly with leftover chicken or steak.
I loved that I was able to put together a nutritious meal and clean out my freezer all at the same time! Be sure to check out Easy Home Meals and NFRA for more frozen food tips!
Caprese Corn Salad
5 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside while prepping salad
4 cups frozen corn
1 1/2 cups frozen bell peppers (chopped)
2 cups cherry tomatoes
8 oz mozzarella pearls
1 cup basil leaves (torned or chopped in small pieces)
Place frozen corn & bell peppers in a strainer and place under warm running water until thawed. Using a napkin, pat corn and bell peppers dry and place in large bowl. Add tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and basil. Pour salad dressing over the ingredients and gently fold until salad is mixed through. Serve immediately or within the next two hours.