This is such a satisfying snack, side or even light meal. Loaded with protein from your chickpeas. Scoop some up and enjoy!
Servings: 12 servings
- 30 ounces Chickpeas/ Garbonzo Beans (2 cans drained)
- ¼ cup EVOO
- ¼ cup Tahini Paste
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- ⅛ cup lemon juice
- 1 small Cucumber
- 1 Tomato
- Feta Cheese
- Kalamata and green Olives
- Fresh Dill
- purple onion chopped
Drain and rinse beans. Place in a blender with remaining hummus ingredients.
Pulse till smooth. You may need to scrap the sides once or twice.
Spread on to a shallow serving dish.
Top with diced tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, cheese, and dill.
Serve with pita bread or chips.
WHAT KIND OF HUMMUS DO I USE?
Remember the hummus is the base and you are adding extra flavors and textures to it. So whether you are buying or making your hummus make sure it has a great fresh flavor and creamy texture.
CAN I USE A FLAVORED HUMMUS?
YES! again remember you are adding other flavors to your hummus, but these flavors pair really well with your typical flavored hummus. I love to use a roasted garlic, or plain. Other popular variations are roasted pepper hummus, Mediterranean hummus and so on.
STORE BOUGHT OR HOMEMADE? REALLY? IS ONE BETTER?
Store bought and homemade DO TASTE DIFFERENT but you know what? I love them BOTH! There are certain brands from the store that are definitely better than others, so if you are choosing store bought try a variety of brands to make sure you are choosing the very best.
Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg