Sunday, July 12, 2015

Homemade Hummus

High in protein and healthy fats, hummus is a quick and cheap snack to help increase vegetable intake and satisfy hunger. Not to mention it is delicious!

Homemade Hummus

Yield: about 3 cups

  • 2 16-oz cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 C tahini*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon (3 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, ground
  • 1/4 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1/3 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 handful parsley 
  • 3-4 green onions (use entire onion green and white parts), sliced
  • 1/3 cup water (can increase or decrease for desired texture)
Place all ingredients in food processor or blender. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Serve with pita bread wedges or fresh vegetables.

* Tahini is smooth paste made from sesame seeds. Often it is found by the international foods or peanut butter in grocery stores.

Recipe Source: USU Dietetics

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