Healthy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is a healthy, high-protein snack, perfect after a long day at a golf tournament, before a workout, or as an appetizer when entertaining friends! While traditional hummus recipes use garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) as the base, there are countless ways to get creative with hummus ingredients. I had a blast experimenting with recipes! Hummus is very versatile and easy to make! It can be served as a dip for veggies and pita chips, as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, or as an ingredient in a salad or bowl! Below I have shared three DELICIOUS (if I do say so myself) hummus recipes.

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Traditional Hummus

Ingredients:

1 can Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained, reserve ¼ cup of liquid

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic

2 tsp cumin

Salt to taste

 

Instructions:

Drain garbanzo beans saving ¼ cup of liquid.

Rinse garbanzo beans.

Combine all ingredients, except reserved liquid, in food processor or blender.

Pulse until smooth.

Add reserved liquid and pulse until desired texture is reached.

 

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Black Bean Hummus

Ingredients:

1 can Black Beans, drained and rinsed

Juice of 1 lime

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp chili powder

2 cloves garlic

1 – 2 tbsp pickled jalapeños (optional)

Salt to taste

 

Instructions:

Drain and rinse black beans.

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender.

Pulse until smooth.

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Lemon Herb Hummus

Ingredients:

1 ½ cans Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed, reserve ¼ cup liquid

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic

¼ cup fresh basil, firmly packed

1/8 cup fresh Italian parsley, firmly packed

1/8 cup fresh chives, firmly packed

1/8 cup fresh cilantro, firmly packed

Salt to taste

Instructions:

Drain garbanzo beans saving ¼ cup of liquid.

Rinse garbanzo beans.

Combine all ingredients, except reserved liquid, in food processor or blender.

Pulse until smooth.

Add reserved liquid and pulse until desired texture is reached.

The flavors in this recipe really pop after the hummus has been refrigerated! It is so fresh and would be delicious spread on a wrap or sandwich!

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I hope you’ll give these make-at-home hummus recipes a try!

Always finding joy,

Francie

3 Comments

  1. Im a 62 year old mother of two girls about your age and I love all things golf. I am also a recent cancer survivor and I know the importance of healthy eating and exercise. I am so happy to have found your blog. Keep up the great work.

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