Hummus – Pantry Skill

Hummus is a healthy snack and is affordable to make at home. Whether you call the main ingredient chickpeas or garbanzo beans, they’re a winner. They are rich in protein, folate, fiber and iron. Keep it simple and enjoy as is with some dippers or take it to the next level with “Loaded” Hummus!

Loaded Hummus

Ingredients:

2 15.5-ounce cans of no salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled

½ cup water

¼ cup tahini

3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Dash of Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Wash hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Wash workstation.
  3. Assemble & prepare ingredients.
  4. Add beans & garlic to a food processor. Pulse until beans are roughly chopped.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Stopping frequently to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Topping Options:

Feta Cheese Crumbles

Olives (kalamata, green, black …)

Fresh Basil

Pesto

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Fresh Tomatoes

Roasted Red Peppers

Fresh Green Pepper

Banana Pepper Slices (Pepperoncini)

Dipper Ideas:

Pita Bread

Pita Chips

Sliced Cucumbers

Sliced Bell Peppers (multi-color)

Carrots

Red or Green Onions

Using veggies as dippers really pumps up the nutrition of this already healthy snack!

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