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Cilantro Hummus With Grilled Pita
Cilantro Hummus With Grilled Pita Eileen Goltz | Dairy
12 minutes
10 minutes
2 minutes
4 servings

The cilantro gives this hummus recipe a really interesting flavor.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (7-inch) pita loaves with pockets, split horizontally
  • olive oil

Instructions
  1. In a food processor puree the chickpeas with the yogurt, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, water, and salt until smooth.
  2. Lightly brush the grill pan or grill with oil.
  3. When the grill pan is hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above it for 1 to 2 seconds), grill pitas on lightly oiled grill or grill rack, uncovered, turning once, until golden, about 2 minutes total.
  4. Serve the dip with pitas and cut vegetables.

Dip can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving


Kashrut Instructions

HERBS:

DESCRIPTION: Fresh Chives, basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme are often used as spices or garnishing.
Please Note: Curly leaf parsley is very difficult to check. It is therefore recommended that only flat leaf parsley be used.

INFESTATION: Aphids, thrips and other insects may often be found on the leaves and stems of these herbs. Insects tend to nestle in the crevices between the leaves and branches of herbs. These insects can curl up and stick to the leaf once they come in contact with water.

Vegetable spinners, power hoses, and light boxes are not always available in the home. We therefore recommend the following alternate procedure.

RECOMMENDATION: In order to determine if a particular bunch of herbs is infested prior to washing, bang it several times over a white cloth. This is most important when checking oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. If only one or two insects are found proceed with the steps below. If three or more insects are detected in a particular bunch of herbs it should not be used.

INSPECTION:

  1. Soak herbs in a solution of cold water and vegetable wash. The proper amount of vegetable wash has been added when some bubbles are observed in the water. (In the absence of vegetable wash, several drops of concentrated unscented liquid detergent may be used. However, for health reasons, care must be taken to thoroughly rinse off the soapy solution.)
  2. Agitate the herbs in the soapy water, in order to loosen the sticking excretion of the bugs.
  3. Using a heavy stream of water, thoroughly wash off the soap and other foreign matter from the herbs.
  4. Check both sides of each leaf under direct light.
  5. If one or two insects are found, rewash the herbs.
  6. If any insects are found after repeating the agitation process twice, the entire bunch must be discarded.