Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Healthy Homemade Hummus

Healthy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is one of my go to snack options.  It is the perfect frugal snack because it’s not only cheap – it’s healthy, too!   Garbanzo beans are loaded with inexpensive, lean protein.  This is a good basic recipe.  You can adjust as you like it, adding roasted red peppers, more or less garlic, or playing with my personal favorite – cumin.

  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained; reserve 1/2 C. liquid
  • 1/4 C. tahini (sesame paste, found in the organic aisle of most grocery stores)
  • 1/4 C. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 C. fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Puree all ingredients using a stick blender or food processor.  Variation:  omit cumin and cilantro and add 1/4 C. roasted red peppers.  Serve as a spread or with pita chips, carrots or celery!  

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