Sunday, March 30, 2008

A healthy snack... Hummus


I love Sundays when I have time to prep a bunch of food for the week. One of my favorite healthy snacks is hummus. I like it with raw veggies, tortilla chips, or triscuits. Here is my recipe -

Ingredients

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (chic peas)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions - I usually make this in two batches because it is easier to get the creamy consistency I like when I have more room in my food processor

  • Rinse the beans then put them in a bowl of cold water. After 10 minutes or so, run your hands through them to remove the clear-shells from the beans. This step isn't necessary but it helps with the creamy consistency. Drain the beans before starting the hummus.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor; blend until creamy
  • Chill before serving

Easy!! Many hummus recipes call for tahini or sesame oil, but I'm not a big fan of the flavor. Instead, I like the mixture of raw and roasted garlic with the garbanzo beans. Here is another variation on this recipe.

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