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Simple Healthy Hummus

A Fresh Easy, Clean Eating Snack


Hummus. Great as an appetizer, this versatile dip is great with fresh veggies, pita bread or chips or pretzels.


INGREDIENTS

• 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (drained and rinsed) or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas

• 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)

• 1/4 cup tahini - stir well after opening the jar

• 1-3 small garlic cloves, minced

• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (flavored olive oils work fantastic here!)

• 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped (optional)

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

• 1/4 sumac (optional)

• Salt to taste

• Dash ground paprika or sumac, for serving


INSTRUCTIONS

1) Combine the tahini and lemon juice in food processor and process for 1 to 2 mins scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl once or twice.


2) Next add olive oil, garlic, cumin, sumac (if using) and salt. Process for 1 min, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl until well blended.


3) In two batches add the chickpeas and process until smooth. Hummus will be very thick at this point. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water (adding 1 at a time) until you reach the desired consistency. If using sundried tomatoes, add in last and either fold in or process for 30 seconds. This will depend on how big of chunks you want!


4) Adjust as needed for added salt. Serve with drizzled olive oil and ground paprika or sumac.


This is a great base recipe, feel free to experiment with different add ins for a variety of flavor!

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