I do not own a television. This has led to quite a peaceful life, particularly during election season! The lack of tv was a bit difficult during the debates (I streamed everything!), but I wanted to be with friends on election night.
When feeding a group, particularly during a tense atmosphere, it is important to have food that appeals to multiple parties. Tonight I present bipartisan dip! Instead of the infamous seven layer dip, this one is two layers, hummus and guacamole. This dish was not only a hit with Kristina, but with her roommate Dale and his girlfriend Natalie. Dale: “You can taste the freshness of the avocados! It was fantastic!” Natlie: “This is delicious!”
1 can of chickpeas (used a can since I was not cooking at home and needed something quick!)
1 tbs water
3 tbs olive oil (or until creamy)
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 tbs corriander
a few shakes of red pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients in a blender (or ninja!) until creamy. Season to taste. I had to add a little more water to ensure a creamy consistency. Place the hummus in a container and wait for the guacamole.
Kristina here! I made the guacamole using:
1 tbsp cilantro (I used flakes because it was cheaper)
3 small tomatillos
4 garlic cloves
1 small onion
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a blender, we prefer ninja blenders, until it is creamy, I tasted it after it seemed well blended and added a little bit more garlic, but that is just my preference.
Spread the guacamole over the hummus, garnish with cilantro (I would have used tomatoes if we had them) Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy this dual dish!