Green Onion Hummus with Lime

No collection of quick and easy vegetarian appetizers would be complete without a hummus recipe. So here's my latest take on an old favorite -- a refreshing lime and green onion version of the classic.

2 to 3  scallions (green onions), coarsely chopped
1 can (16-ounce) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 {paprika}, for garnish
In a food processor, process the scallions until finely minced. Add the chickpeas and tahini and process until smooth. Add the lime juice, salt, and cayenne and process until well combined.

With the machine running, slowly stream in the oil and process until smooth. Taste to adjust the seasonings. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with paprika.

For a more traditional hummus, swap the scallions and lime juice for garlic cloves and lemon juice in the same proportions.

Serve with your favorite crackers or pita triangles.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10-15 min

Servings: makes about 2 cups

Recipe By: Robin Robertson

From:  Quick-Fix Vegetarian
Used with permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing

Chef Suggestions
You can serve the hummus right away or cover and refrigerate for an hour or two, which will allow the flavors to intensify.