Homemade Hummus {Recipe}

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Hummus is one of my go-to snacks. It’s healthy, quick, and easy to make if you don’t have any around.

Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C and has significant amounts of folate and vitamin B6.  The chick peas are a good source of protein and dietary fiber. I made a plain version, but you can “fancy” yours up by garnishing with chopped tomato, cucumber, coriander, parsley, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, whole chickpeas, olive oil, paprika, or olives. (Just not all at the same time!)

Making your own hummus takes just 5 minutes and you probably already have the ingredients on hand. I always do!

All you need is 1 can of chick peas, tahina (peanut butter is a good substitute), garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.

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First, drain the chick peas and rinse with water. Then add the chick peas and remaining ingredients to your food processor.

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Mix together until you get a smooth consistency. Taste and adjust to your preferences. You may want to add more lemon juice or olive oil.

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And that’s it! It’s ready to eat!! I like to eat hummus with cut up veggies like carrots, celery or sweet peppers. It’s a great treat to bring to a party to ensure there are healthy options. Plus you can impress your friends when you tell them you made it yourself!

YOUR TURN: What do you like to eat with hummus? Tell me I’m not the only one that uses my finger when I’ve run out of veggies :)

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