This week's recipe makes use of the pomegranate seed also known as "God's Fruit". In almost every religion, the pomegranate has been used as a symbol of humanity's most fundamental beliefs and desires. To the Jews, the pomegranate represents righteousness, to the Christians, it means life and hope of eternal life.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Garlic confit (recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 2 lemons, separated
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 cups drained cooked chickpeas, rinsed (or fresh cooked)
  • 6 tablespoons of tahini
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 3 ripe avocados, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Poppy seeds for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Garlic Confit
  1. Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small saute pan. Add 2-3 garlic cloves and simmer over low heat until tender being careful not to burn.
  1. Place garlic confit, mustard and juice of 1 lemon in food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Add chickpeas, tahini, vegetable broth, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. If it is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth.
  3. Move to a bowl. Without cleaning the processor, add the avocado, olive oil and remaining lemon juice. Process until smooth.
  4. Fold avocado puree into chickpea puree and stir. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Place in a bowl and garnish with pomegranate seeds and poppy seeds.
  6. Serve with vegetables or pita bread.
Nutrition Information
Protein: 61
Recipe by Ordinary Vegan at https://ordinaryvegan.net/avocadochickpeahummus/