May 12, 2015

Avocado Hummus

Last week, I took a poll on my Social Media page to see which you would rather see this month, 21 days of workouts or 21 days of recipes. Recipes won by an overwhelming response! So here you have it! 21 Days of Recipes...

Day 2: Avocado Hummus

Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas! It's more than just a dip, it's a super healthy snack, high in iron, Vitamon C, Vitamin B6, folate, amino acids, fiber and protein. It also has olive oil, which has it's own health benefits. Store bought hummus is tasty, but homemade hummus? That's the cherry on top of an already great snack!

1 15 oz can of Chickpeas
You can use dry chickpeas too, but you'll have to prepare them by soaking overnight or boiling. For this recipe, we are going for a quick and easy snack, so I use canned!

2 Avocados
1 clove of garlic
Juice of a whole lemon
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/4 cup of tahini paste
dash of sea salt and cracked pepper

Rinse the chickpeas in a strainer until they stop "foaming."

See the "skins" on the chickpeas? If you take the time to remove them, your hummus will be super creamy. It's not necessary, but just so you know!

Next, add all the ingredients to a food processor. Process in pulses, stopping to scrape down the sides when needed, until you have a creamy hummus. You can add more oil or a little water if you need. Depending on the power of your food processor, you might need a tiny bit.

Serve with cucumber, pita bread, carrots, peppers, any yummy snack you like!


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