The Out of the Box Challenge this week was to use a new herb; one that you haven’t used at least in the last three months. I cook with a lot of herbs, because I love natural flavors. However, one I haven’t used since the early fall is chives. I got these crispy, green chives at my local farmers’ market.
I love chives in anything to do with potatoes, but I decided to try something different today.
On Saturday at the grocery store, I picked up some tahini . I was so excited to try this and create real hummus. I tried making hummus once before, but it was a major flop without the tahini. Garlic, chives and chickpeas make such a great combination together. I served my hummus with some veggies to several friends who declared me the snackspert . The chives were a great addition to the hummus. I’m glad they are back in season.