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summer “tapas” dinner

In dinner on August 20, 2009 at 1:29 pm

this was a fun little dinner i scraped together with stuff i found in the fridge. it was perfect for a hot summer evening.

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of course, you don’t have to use the exact same components, but keeping the idea of “tapas” in your repertoire is very helpful.

here i had…

homemade hummus: chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic or chives and olive oil in a blender (detailed directions to follow)

homemade pita chips: pita pockets cut into triangles, split apart, oiled, salted, peppered and toasted in the oven (or toaster oven) until brown and crispy

mozzarella, roasted red pepper and basil skewers: pretty self-explanatory. the peppers were from a jar.

three bean salad: one of my faves – so easy, cheap and healthy. here’s my version, but feel free to substitute ingredients as you like! one can dark red kidney beans, half a package frozen lima beans and half a package frozen green beans. dress with bottled salad dressing (i use one called “mediterranean” – sorry, mom!) and some worchestershire sauce (for “depth of flavor”), plus salt, pepper and herbs (fresh or dried) to your taste.

please serve “tapas” outside with wine, if possible.

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