Whipped Beanless Hummus with Chunky Mediterranean Salad

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This silky smooth hummus leaves out the legumes but brings all the flavor, brightened with crunchy, fresh Mediterranean salad for the perfect summery meal or produce-forward appetizer.

Ingredients for 4-6 servings

For the Beanless Hummus:

1 cup / 5 oz / 140 g raw unsalted cashews, I like these
3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1/4 cup / 60 ml fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1/3 cup / 80 ml high quality tahini, I like this one
1/4 cup / 60 ml very cold water
1/4 tsp ground cumin

For the Chunky Mediterranean Salad:

4 oz / 115 g baby tomatoes, halved
4 oz / 115 g chopped cucumber or sliced Persian cucumbers
1/4 small red onion, sliced thinly
handful of olives, halved
1 tsp / 5 ml fresh lemon juice
1 tsp / 5 ml red wine vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste

To garnish:

zaatar spice mix, to taste, optional
drizzle extra virgin olive oil
chopped parsley, mint and / or chives

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