Here's what I love about the PTK (as I like to call it):
It makes me get up and do something. At least once a month!
Sometimes I make.
Sometimes I bake.
Sometimes I try tips and tricks.
It's really been fun!
Also, clearly I really like cake.
And its a great way to get some new "go-to" recipes in your collection (Like Julie's breakfast bake - I try to keep the ingredients on hand).
I have twelve previous PinterTests complete - not to mention other pins I have tried, but haven't necessarily posted!
So here we are, one year later and Jessica has an adorable new button, and is hosting a fantastic giveaway!
And, um, as the self appointed PinterTest Kitchen's biggest fan, I want to win. There are some amazing prizes - and all you have to do to enter is LINK UP by next Friday!
That means if you can try something out in the next week and post about it and still win!
So, here is my PTK from this month....
Here's the pin...Avocado Hummus
I got all my ingredients together - except I didn't really pay attention and bought garbanzos (traditionally what hummus is made of) instead of white beans. Also. I am basically married to Joe, of Trader Joes.
And I was able to utilize my best grandma gift of the year - a generic Baby Bullet - thanks Grams!
I was nervous about everything not fitting into one cup, so I split the ingredients (I ended up making two batches, and on the second, was able to fit it all into one).
It was REALLY hard to blend.
The avocado wasn't a problem, but the garbanzo/chickpeas were persistent little buggers.
And the dip is really thick, creamy, but thick.
And so the garbanzos at the top wouldn't settle to the bottom.
I did a lot of opening and stirring and scooping out already blended dip.
It was a process.
Also, I added some extra lime juice to one of the batches.
And I liked that better, it added a bit more zip.
It was good - garbanzos and avocados are both so mild - so there is plenty of room for a ton of flavor to be added.
Also, I might just be trying to make this guacamole.
Which is a bit easier to whip up than blended garbanzo beans.
Still, tasty, and healthy, and a little twist on your standard hummus and guacamole recipes!
Linking up here: