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Healthy Hummus

H is for an Easy and Classic Dip

Healthy Hummus Recipe |

Veggies and dip are a staple. They're great for parties, lunches, after school snacks and potlucks. You can't go wrong with veggies and dip! Or can you?

Well of course you can! If you choose a dip that is full of fat, sugar, or oil. The easiest solution is hummus. It's made of chickpeas, which are full of protein and low in fat. You COULD buy it at the store, but beware. Lots of store-bought hummus can contain oil or ingredients you can't pronounce. Plus it's dead easy to make at home. Seriously. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor and wait a minute.

This is my tried and true recipe. I've kept it a secret for way too long. It's time I shared because sharing is caring...or something like that.


1 540ml can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (a.k.a. garbanzo're welcome)
1/4 cup tahini (a.k.a. sesame seed paste-you can find this in the international section of your grocery store)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1 clove garlic
4-8 tbsp water



 Put all ingredients in a food processor, except the water.

 Pulse until combined.

 While running (the machine, not you) add the water, 1 tbsp at a time, until it reaches a consistency you like.

 Let the processor do its thing for about a minute until light and creamy. Enjoy!

Makes approximately 3 cups. If you want to be fancy, you can add chopped spinach and artichokes, sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers or an entire head of roasted garlic. Fancy!

This will stay excellent for about a week in the fridge.

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