Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Easy Homemade Hummus

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You may have wondered where my blog posts have been... With snowstorms and February vacation, I just haven't been making any inspiring lunches. I have decided that this should not stop me from posting some quick easy lunch ideas. After all, my favorite lunches are quick and easy. Shown here is a lunch brought to you courtesy of those new Sabra hummus cups. I generally prefer to make fresh hummus because I can't bear paying $6 for a tub that takes about 5 minutes to whip together in the food processor, but I bought a box of these cups at BJ's and have to say my kids love them! 

Hummus packs a great nutritional punch. Each quarter cup contains about 3 grams of fiber and protein, as well as containing high amounts of B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and iron. I love finding ways to get more legumes into my kids and hummus is a perfect option!

Easy Homemade Hummus
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  1. Juice lemon
  2. Add tahini and lemon juice to food processor and blend well
  3. Add the olive oil, chopped garlic and cumin and blend again
  4. Drain chickpeas and add to food processor. Blend well.
  5. If you desire smoother hummus, add 1-3 Tablespoons water as the mixture is blending until desired consistency
  6. Add salt to taste
  7. If making for a party, spread on a platter and drizzle with a little olive oil and paprika

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