Spring Fever Lemon Dill Hummus

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 20, 2011

You know it must be Spring when Woody The Woodpecker comes out of hiding!

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Beautiful!!  We see a lot of these woodpeckers during the Spring and Summer months in our backyard.

Male Pileated Woodpeckers have a red stripe from their bill outward, while female Pileated Woodpeckers do not, but both the male and females have the red crest on top of their heads. We aren’t sure if this one is a male or female because it is a bit hard to make out in the picture whether this one has a red stripe from the bill. It looks like it does, but I’m not positive. Anyone know? I had to zoom in this photo a lot and unfortunately the quality isn’t that great!

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Yesterday, Eric and I had Spring Fever pulsing through our veins and we went on three walks! It wasn’t even warm out, but we just needed to get in the sunshine and feel it on our faces. I’m pretty sure our neighbours think we are crazy, although I’m sure they have known for a while after seeing me take pictures of my food all last summer.

The conclusion: I really love walking and I don’t do it enough! It also seemed to help the horrible cramps I had yesterday too.

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When we returned, a plate full of freshness was just what the Doctor ordered.

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And then I fell asleep at 8:30pm on the couch, stumbled up to bed at midnight, and woke up just after 7am. I guess my body needed one last hibernation for the Winter? At any rate, I feel like a new girl today.

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The fresh dill I bought from the grocery store just keeps on ticking. Luckily, it seems to be keeping quite fresh in the crisper. I have had lemon dill hummus on my mind all week long, so I used my Favourite Hummus recipe and added a bunch of fresh dill to it.

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Spring Fever Lemon Dill Hummus

 

You simply prepare the hummus according to the directions here and add in the minced dill and process it some more until combined. Easy peasy!

It turned out great with a very fresh dill flavour. Two thumbs up!

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We are off for our first hike of the season today. I wish it was warmer out (it’s about –4C right now), but we’ll have to bundle up and make do. I’ll bring the camera along and hopefully we will see some fun creatures out and about celebrating the first day of Spring!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn March 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I have never thought of adding dill to hummus! I should get some at the store and try that out in my next batch!

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jenny eats nutella from a spoon March 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

LOOOOOVE lemon and dill. i think i will defs be doing this with the leftover beans in my fridge

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Emily March 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Wow, those woodpecker photos are so cool!
Have fun on your hike!

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Stefanie March 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I have a woodpecker that likes to hang out in the trees behind my apartment building. It is nice to hear all the birds sing in the morning along with the woodpecker. I hope your hike was nice despite the weather.

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Amy March 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Mmm…lemon and dill…what a lovely, refreshing combination. Yum!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I just did a couple posts on lemon & dill flavored food! One was raw zucchini pasta noodles with a homemade creamy vegan lemon & dill dressing and then I did roasted potato wedges with lemon and dill and herbs. I have been LOVING lemon & dill flavored things lately. Great minds think alike :)

Perfect way to jazz up hummus! I need to give it a try.

And woody the woodpecker…GREAT SHOT!

Have a wonderful weekend (what’s left) Angela :)

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Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

i always seem to forget about dill when I am cooking, but thats a great idea to incorporate it! shake things up!

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jodie March 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I don’t know how to put a photo in the comments section but you should check out my hot pink hummus! It is all natural and sooooooo fun and tasty!! http://www.jodiecope.com/2010/12/holiday-hummus.html if you want to take a peak.

The woodpeckers have been waking us many mornings lately, they love our telephone poles.

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mary (what's cookin' with mary) March 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

YUM. I used to ‘hate’ dill, but as I got ‘older’ (lol) I realized that I don’t care for dried dill, but LOVE fresh. What a great idea to add it to your hummus. Very spring like ;) you pictures are so pretty!! Makes me want to make some right now.

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Sarah L. March 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Yum! The Summerfresh Lemon Dill hummus is one of my favourites and I imagine it would be even more delicious fresh. I can’t wait to try it!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

my oh my – this looks so wonderful!

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Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day March 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

oh how I love hummus! Dill is such a great addition..

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MarmandeintheKitchen March 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I love the idea of dill in hummus – dill is such a nice, spring-like flavor. Looks great!

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Charlie March 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I love dill but never thought of adding it to hummus! Must be delicious :).

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Ashley March 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm

This hummus sounds amazing:) Going to have to go buy some dill!

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Love the color of this hummus! It looks so fresh and delicious!

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Gena March 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

We can never have too many hummus flavors, can we? Awesome recipe! I love dill.

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Hannah March 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I’m so delighted that you got to see a real woodpecker! We don’t have those in Australia!

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[email protected] March 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Wow cooool~~I’ve never seen a woodpecker!! I always wondered if it reallly made that “ahe ahea aheaha!!” noise lol :P

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Ashley March 21, 2011 at 12:26 am

What lens are you typically using these days? :)

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[email protected] Sweet Life March 21, 2011 at 7:16 am

Hibernation feels so good, no matter the season!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 21, 2011 at 7:20 am

What a perfect recipe for the first day of spring! :-)

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Nicole @ Fresh & Fit March 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

That hummus looks like it tastes like spring! I’m not exaclty sure what spring taste like, but its fresh, smells good and is very yumm! I can’t wait for the temperature to rise just a little more!

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Allie March 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

You just inspired me to pick up some dill tonight!

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Sam @ the neurotic yogini March 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Never tried dill in my hummus..sounds yum though. I like to add a Mexican flair when I make mine (hey, I’m from Texas!!!) and add cilantro and jalapeno.. it’s pretty bomb! :)

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Joanna goes vegan April 5, 2011 at 2:48 am

I love hummus but I have never tried it with dill. I so have to try it :-)

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Vibeke January 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Hi Angela.

Just made this hummus after searching for some oil-free recipes. In one word: delicious!

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