Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I've got a Meyer lemon tree that's the gift that keeps on giving. One year we had maybe fifteen lemons. This year we've got dozens still after a season of sunshine.

What else to do with lemons, besides the twist for your martinis?


In your blender add: three diced cloves of garlic, three cups of drained garbanzo beans, 2/3 cup of tahini. Blend. Add 3/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tsp salt. Blend. Pour into container. Now add a teaspoon or two (to taste) of sesame oil. Mmmm. I like it best with Trader Joe's pita chips. I just can't get enough.


  1. Go to a lemon bar for your martini.

  2. My Meyer lemons are in abundance too.

    No olive oil in the hummus?

  3. At the last COFE gathering I was chasing people down the street with my bag of lemons. "Please, you must take some!" This sounds good. I'll go to the Armenian market for the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Love hummus. You are all lucky. If our lemon tree produces one lemon a year, we dance.

  5. heh heh heh, funny ,CO
    NO olive oil, Susan!
    COFE? MUST have more dtails, AH
    M: Swing by anytime for a stockpile

  6. You'll think I don't even know how to turn on an oven. I assure you I do. But what is tahini?

    Hiker, what is COFE?

  7. Eeeks, Petrea, didn't see this note.
    Tahini is peanut butter, but instead of peanuts they use sesame seeds. So, sesame seed butter.

  8. That's okay, there's never a hurry.

    I love sesame seeds. I will love tahini.