What are your favorite foods with citrus? I love lemon the most and would choose a lemon dessert over a chocolate one any day, and I consider myself a chocoholic. I love key lime pie and I love eating clementines right out of the box. There is nothing better than a lemon ice from The Lemon Ice King of Corona during the summertime. I love blood orange sorbet, Asian orange beef, Greek lemon and egg soup, orange cranberry muffins. The only citrus I dislike is grapefruit...unless its juice is mixed into my favorite cocktail called The Papa Doble.
I made three dishes for supper club. The first was an appetizer - lemon artichoke hummus. I must say the word "garlic" should be in the title of the recipe as well! The original recipe I saw called for 6 cloves, but I reduced it to five and that was quite enough, thank you very much!
Other posts to come this week will be the two other dishes I made: lemon parsley mashed potatoes and an orange chocolate trifle.
If you are not in a supper club, I highly recommend it. It is a wonderful way to meet new people, talk food, and have fun sharing recipes. The women in my club are amazing, and I look forward to it each month.
Lemon Artichoke Hummus
2 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of Artichoke hearts
5 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon White pepper
1 tablespoon parsley flakes Virgin olive oil
Juice the lemons. Combine all ingredients but the oil in the bowl of a food processor, turn on, and slowly drizzle in olive oil as the ingredients are being processed to a creamy consistency. Serve with drizzled olive oil and lemon wedges on top.