Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hummus, Black Olive Tapenade, Black Pepper Cheeze

To continue yesterday's delicious Mediterranean theme, I made a few things to enjoy today. The rain had gone, leaving a bright, breezy and sunny day in it's wake. I was not going to waste a weekend by staying indoors and not enjoy the beauty. I brought my book and a tray of delicious snacks to the patio.


My tray of deliciousness. I made hummus and I always use the same recipe everytime which is from the "Tables of Lebanon" cookbook. It's creamy, lemony and garlicky and just perfect. I also made black olive tapenade, black pepper cheeze and mint iced tea. And of course with all these dips and spreads, I had pita bread and fresh baguette slices.


Black olive tapenade. Recipe from "The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen". It's made with olives, garlic, dijon, capers, herbes de provence and olive oil. So good. I can see this being used to toss with hot pasta.


Black pepper cheeze from "Ani's Raw Food Kitchen", made with cashews, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper and crushed red pepper.


Mmm, can you imagine?

12 comments:

Sarah said...

mmm i can!

Glue and Glitter said...

That looks amazing! I love a tapenade.

Lentils and Lavender said...

wow that looks awesome!

marciferous said...

Tapenade looks yummy! How do you think it would be with green olives? I've got a ton of 'em I've been trying to find a use for.

Mary Ann Dames said...

I love hummus. I'll have to hunt up From the Tables of Lebanon cookbook. You might be interested in my Not-too-Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus on my blog by clicking on my name.

kmouse said...

marciferous,
I think it work wonderfully with green olives!

Mary Ann,
That sweet potato hummus sounds good. What a great idea.

Bonnie said...

This all looks so incredibly good!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Mmmmm looks delicious!

Oraphan said...

Wow! Everything looks so good and yummy! Mmm, I can imagine that:)

Claryn said...

I love black olive tapenade! It's so easy to throw together and a pretty cheap way to get your olive kicks. Everything looks delicious!

Michal said...

Yum! I love Ani Phyo her recipes always come out good :)

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