Easy Homemade Hummus 2

One of my favorite healthy snacks?  Hummus and veggies.  I love serving it at parties, because it’s delicious, easy and healthy.  I love packing it on vacation (where we will have a fridge).  I even just found out that my favorite vacation spot (Disney!!!) offers veggies and hummus as an option these days.  I am already looking forward to our next Disney trip, and I am not even sure when it’s going to be yet!

I like to make my own hummus, because it’s really easy to adjust to my own taste.  You know, add my own flair to it.  Lately I am into adding olives to the hummus.  So. Good.

Easy Homemade Hummus 1

For a while I was cooking my own beans from dry, and freezing them.  It was an awesome system, but busy schedules have kept me from doing that lately.  Now that I am buying this brand, because the texture is unbeatable and the can does not contain BPAs.  If you are not familiar with tahini, it is a nut butter made from sesame seeds.  It’s lovely, it often needs a stir, and you can find it either in the nut butter section or the asian food section of the grocery store.

Health highlight of chickpeas: Chickpeas are high in antioxidants, and are also an excellent source of manganese, which combined do all sorts of good stuff for you including reducing your risk for heart disease, and protecting your nervous system! They are high in B Vitamins, which also do a range of good stuff in your body, including preventing Alzheimer’s, and promoting new cells (meaning keeping you looking and feeling young!!).  They are also a great source of fiber, which can help regulate your blood sugar, and help you feel fuller faster and longer.

Easy Homemade Hummus 3

 

Easy Hummus Recipe
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 (15 oz) cans Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt (add more or less according to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon EV Olive Oil
  • 4-6 tablespoons Water
Instructions
  1. Add the chickpeas, tahini, garlic powder, lemon juice, sea salt, and olive oil to the bowl of your food processor
  2. Run to break up the chickpeas
  3. With the food processor running, stream the water in, starting with 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) then adding more if needed to lighten and get smoother
  4. Serve!! I love it with carrots, celery, and peppers :)

 

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