Monday, March 4, 2013

Hummus Avocado Salad

Hummus as a dressing?  Why not!?  Not only does it make your salad super creamy but it adds protein and substance unlike most dressings which are just empty calories.  The addition of avocado just adds to the deliciousness.  Throw in whatever veggies you want.  I happen to like keeping a Mediterranean theme going with this salad. So this isn't really a recipe but I've listed some of my favorite ingredients.  This is also really good wrapped up in lavash bread, pita, or a tortilla.
The base:
Grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
Red onion, diced
Avocado (ripe!), cubed
Splash of lemon juice
Pita chips
Extra Add-ins:
Kalamata olives
Fresh cilantro
Pepperoncini or peppadew peppers
Roasted red pepper
Sunflower seed
Any other veggies
If you have a large salad bowl and tongs that will help get this all mixed.  Just add the ingredients plus a little fresh lemon juice which will give it some zing and help thin it out your dressing.  Then add your hummus and just toss and a stir until the hummus gets all mixed in.  Add crumbled pita chips, give it a stir and serve. Viola.  It's that simple.

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