Whenever I make a stop back home, I can always expect to leave with an assortment of mismatched groceries from my parent’s fridge. “Maddie do you want hummus… raspberries… wonton wrappers… or zucchini to take with you…?” My mom yells upstairs. Of course I agree to taking everything with me. Sunday grocery shopping in the city might just be the WORST. I’m then left with the misleading challenge of creating meals from my Chopped mystery ingredient basket…
I will say, one of my greatest talents has to be creating dishes from nothing, this recipe being the aftermath of one of those situations. I was left with hummus, wonton wrappers, and craved something fried. Voila! The spicy garlic wontons came to life!
This salad is a fun healthy twist on a Cesar salad. Rather than a heavy cream dressing, I have tied in one of my favorite yogurt dressings and substituted a meat protein for chickpeas and pine nuts!
Grilling romaine is actually something I learned from my mom. One of her favorite summer dinners is a large plate of grilled romaine with a light dressing. After picking up romaine at the grocery store today, my plan was to make a fulfilling winter version of her salad!
The effort put into this salad doesn’t even come close the beauty and flavor that comes out it. The earthy and deep raw flavors of the vegetables seamlessly compliment the creamy richness of the chickpea hummus. The addition of cilantro and sumac not only add great color, but celebrate the Mediterranean pops of flavor!
I have been making homemade hummus for years now and I will never go back to the pre packaged products! I get that it’s just easier to grab the container at the grocery store, but let me open your eyes to the advantages of making your own! Read more