Friday, April 1, 2011
When I came home from work today I didn't feel like cooking but since I was in a playful mood I thought I would surprise my husband with a cold snack platter with some of his favorite vegetables. I grabbed whatever I found in the refrigerator and created this whimsical design. I put tuna fish in the middle with cucumbers around it, made little chicks with the hard boiled eggs. I made flowers with red and yellow peppers. Feta cheese, tomatoes and olives completed this platter.
Hummus (recipe below) that I had prepared a day before was enough to please both of us.
2 Cloves of Garlic
1/3 Cup of Tahini*
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
In a blender combine all the above ingredients, cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Decorate with parsley, olive, pimento etc. if desired.
It is delicious as a dip, side dish or spread on bread.
* Tahini is sesame seed paste. If you can't find it in the supermarket you can substitute it with creamy peanut butter (3 tbsp) mixed with sesame oil (1 tbsp).