Hungry? Snack on Garlic Lemon Hummus!

I’m taking an unplanned rest day today.  My muscles were really sore yesterday, so I’m listening to my body.  It happens to be a good day to do this because I don’t really want to trek out into this to go to the gym:

And it’s still supposed to snow a few more inches today!  I guess the sky is making up for our lack of snow this winter.

Yesterday, I failed to share another homemade snack.  Unless you count wine:)  So let’s get back on the snack track!

The first time I saw hummus, I made an “ew” face and said thanks, but no thanks.  My, how things have changed! I love to snack on hummus now.  There are so many ways to enjoy it, and it’s pretty healthy for you! It’s full of fiber, high in protein, has healthy fats, and if you add garlic and lemon, it’s high in antioxidants too.

I always knew that you could make your own hummus, but up until I got my food processor, I had never given it a try.  Now that I have, I don’t know if I will ever buy hummus at the store again!  It is so easy to make.  It’s also fun to make at home because you can customize it to your heart’s desire.  The recipe I’m sharing with you today is Garlic Lemon Hummus, but in the future I’m going to experiment and make all sorts of flavors :) .  I also did not include tahini in this recipe (because I didn’t have any), but it still tasted great and many people don’t keep their kitchens stocked with tahini, so this is a simple recipe that most people have the ingredients for.  Here’s how it’s done:

Start with these simple ingredients.

Rinse and drain your chickpeas.

Add your ingredients to a food processor.

Grind, adding olive oil gradually, until smooth.

Enjoy!

Garlic Lemon Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin

Directions:

1) Drain and rinse your chickpeas.

2) Add all ingredients, except the olive oil, to a food processor.

3) Add olive oil gradually at the top opening of the food processor.

4) Blend all ingredients until smooth.

5) Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Hungry? Snack on Garlic Lemon Hummus!

  1. Homemade hummus is the best. It’s so quick and easily customizable!

  2. Mmm…this sounds delicious! I’ve never made my own hummus, but I’ve tried others’ homemade versions and I’ve always been “wowed.” You’re definitely inspiring me to give it a try! I love that you added lemon–such a fun twist! xoxo

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