Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Homemade Hummus

Recently my husband and I have decided to overhaul our diet, b/c let's face it, we've become fat. haha Well at least fatter than we would like to be. Anyways, so I got a few cook books to look over and while I was looking at them the thought came to me to make hummus. mmm . . . we are snackers at our house and this is a healthy way to eat a snack. So . . I set out to find easy recipes with yummy flavor and stumbled upon 2 of them! Yea! I want to share what I found so that you can have a yummy healthy snack too.

Avocado Hummus


1 15oz can of drained chickpeas
1 tsp of minced garlic
4 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 1/2 medium avocados


1. cut avocados in half and remove pit
2. drain chickpeas pour into foor processor w/ garlic and puree.
3. add remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. add more salt and lemon juice as desired.
4. transfer to containt and chill until ready to serve.

Roaste Red Pepper Hummus


1 tsp garlic
1 15oz can of drained chickpeas
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp low-fat plain yogurt
1 meduim roasted pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder


1. roast peppers in oven under broiler, set aside to cool.
2. in food processer combine chickpeas, yogurt, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. process until smooth.
3. add roasted peppers and blend until finley chopped. season with salt and pepper. transfer to container and chill until ready to serve

** the tahini can be food at a sprounts, whole foods or henry's next to the peanut butter. **

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