Los Angeles is the city I travel to most often. That’s because five of my closest friends live there. Yep, they’re all of the way on the other coast from me. (Could it be something I said?!) In any case, on my most recent trip, I went for business and stayed several nights at The Line Hotel. On the day I settled in, I decided to grab a bite at the hotel restaurant, Openaire—and devoured a sandwich made with avocado, braised carrots, sunflower tahini, shaved fennel, and sprouts on 7-grain bread. I was inspired … as you can see by this recipe. It’s my twist on it.
I seriously don’t think I could live without hummus. Being half Lebanese could be one reason for that! The other is that I simply love it. It’s definitely one of my top go-to foods when I need a fast fix. How about you? While I adore the classic version, I also enjoy mixing things up with a non-traditional version every once in a while.
Meet my multi-tasking pistachio pesto hummus spread. You’ll love that you can indulge in this plant-based condiment in three (or more!) ways. First, the recipe makes a delectable match for a sandwich in place of mayo. Second, it’s tasty as an inspired “hummus” paired with cherry tomatoes, sweet bell pepper strips, or practically any seasonal veggie. And third, it’s a colorful, creamy base for a pasta sauce. The pistachios (try Wonderful Roasted & Salted No-Shells Pistachios!) provide unique flavor and color interest. And the finishing drizzle of roasted pistachio oil enhances the nutty flavor profile. Enjoy it often!