Homemade Hummus!

A dish of hummus (A Lebanese Dish) with pine n...

A dish of hummus (A Lebanese Dish) with pine nuts at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today we’ve got a recipe for healthy and delicious homemade hummus that will give you lots of options to customize based on your families topping preference. It makes a great snack to enjoy during a party, football game, or even just at lunch time. So forget about the store-bought stuff and give this homemade version a try!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, or 2 cups cooked
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Variations: Add one, or a combination of these

  • 2 cloves chopped garlic (optional)
  • 2 diced roasted red peppers (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp diced jalapeños (optional)
  • Pine nuts (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend until creamy or smooth. You can add any of the variations to the blender or top the basic hummus recipe with one or all of them depending on what flavor you are looking for. Place the hummus in a bowl or glass container with a lid (if you intend to store it).
  2. Garnish the hummus with pepper, pine nuts, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Serve with veggies, pita, pretzels, tortilla chips, or use a sandwich spread.

How do you like your hummus: garlicy, spicy, or plain?

 

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3 S’more Remix Recipes

Today we’ve got three remixed recipes to share from 3 other great food blogs! These recipes take the traditional s’more in a whole new direction that would make great party treats!

S’more Pretzel Bites – This recipe from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen combines the salty goodness of pretzels with the sweet richness of chocolate and marshmallows! We suggest boosting the nutritional value of these treats by using Newman’s Own Organic Protein Pretzels!

S’mores Dip – Dip your graham crackers into this tasty dip (made from only 3 ingredients) shared by Megan on her blog What Megan’s Cooking.

Golden Graham S’mores Bars – This sweet little treat comes from the awesome food blog Macaroni and Cheesecake. With only 5 ingredients and 135 calories per serving you can snack happy!

Which remix is your favorite?

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