Blackeye Pea Hummus

The General is away…so TLW has been able to ‘play’ (with her good friend Sandra from Atlanta)! The girls have had a fun week shopping and playing Savannah tourist…making Nantucket baskets…and eating out! One memorable meal was yesterday’s lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House. Food is served family style. Tourists will wait hours for the chance of getting a seat at one of the tables. All the food is cooked from scratch in their small kitchen. Mrs. Wilkes has passed away, but her grandson is now running the place just as Grandma would have wanted! For those of you who come to Savannah to eat at Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons, I suggest you put Mrs. Wilkes on your short list of places to visit!

We made hummus Monday and have been munching on it all week. It is a blackeye pea variation TLW found on a package of blackeyes from Publix grocery store. It is simple, healthy and yummy! Healthy food in the General’s camp??? Only if it tastes as good as this! Try it with baked pita chips.

Blackeye Pea Hummus

4 sprigs fresh cilantro

4 sprigs fresh parsley

3/4 C diced onion

1/2 C roasted red pepper

1 t celery salt

1/2 t cumin

1/4 C tahini

1 T fresh lemon juice

2 T white balsamic vinegar

2 T Dijon mustard

1 t soy sauce

3 C cooked, drained blackeye peas (follow package directions)

salt and pepper to taste

Place cilantro, parsley and onion in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Makes 3 1/3 cups.

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