"Invited to a party at the last minute, I invented this hummus from what I had on hand," says reader Maria August, of Boulder. "To my surprise, I liked it better than the traditional tahini version." Serve with fresh-cut vegetables, such as jicama, carrot, red pepper, and celery sticks.
Photo: Thomas J. Story
Put chickpeas, cashews, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 2/3 cup water in a food processor and pulse until very smooth.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well blended and very creamy, about 30 seconds. Add more water, one tbsp. at a time, if needed. Add more salt or lime juice to taste. Garnish with cashews and serve with vegetables.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.