Monday, August 09, 2004

Hummus is My New Best Friend

Another healthy choice was made today. It started out with some curiosity about how to make hummus at home. I went to lunch a couple of weeks ago and ordered a spread plate that had chicken salad, hummus, and something else that I cannot remember. It was delicious. So, today I researched hummus recipes online to find a healthy, yet tasty hummus recipe. The basic ingredients of hummus are healthy with chickpeas/garbonzo beans, garlic, and whatever else you want in it to make it tasty. I didn't want to use olive oil to limit calories. What I came up with is listed below for your enjoyment. I recommend it with whole wheat pita. You can make it in a food processor, blender, or mush it up yourself.

Hummus Recipe
1-14 oz. can of chickpeas or garbonzo beans
2-cloves of garlic
1/3 cup jarred, water packed roasted red peppers
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Blend/puree in appliance of your choice. Enjoy!

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Eyes said...

What do you eat it on to make it healthy?

Sara said...

I like to eat it with carrots, celery, or a whole wheat pita. Whole wheat pitas have lots of fiber.
I had it for lunch today and it was delicious!

Thanks, Fredette!

Eyes said...

Thanks for the ideas : )