Posts Tagged ‘hummus’

Tasty Tuesday: Cilantro Lemon Hummus

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Hummus is one of my all time favorite snacks! I love it as a veggie dip, with pita chips, as a sandwich spread, or on a bagel. I used to make it myself all the time….that is until I discovered the best hummus in the whole universe at Trader Joe’s. Their Mediterranean Hummus is out of this world delicious! Even people who don’t like hummus, like it. 🙂 I fell into the habit of buying our hummus from Trader Joe’s to the point that I stopped making it myself all together.

We go through a lot of hummus in our family; at least two 16oz containers a week. At $4 a container for our favorite Trader Joe’s hummus, that equates to a large chunk of grocery money spent on hummus! Especially when you consider that hummus is super easy to make and sooo much cheaper to make at home. So I recently reverted back to making my own hummus and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Here’s one I made the other day and scarfed down with some carrot sticks and cucumber slices. It was a perfectly delicious and nutritious little snack!

Ingredients:

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (avoid using canned beans whenever possible!)

2 tablespoons tahini

1 lemon, juiced

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

4 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons water

ÂĽ cup fresh cilantro

½ teaspoon salt

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika. Enjoy!

-Sarah

Yummy Veggie Wraps!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Summer time is full of all day outings and picnics at the park. For us this means packing a cooler bag full of yummy, healthy foods! It’s become almost a daily routine that as I make breakfast, I’m also making and packing our lunch for the day. My current favorite lunch on the go is a Veggie Wrap! They are super simple to make plus make good use of all the garden veggies friends and family have generously bestowed upon me! 🙂

Ingredients:

Your favorite pita bread, flat bread, or tortilla

Your favorite hummus (can substitute your favorite dressing if you *gasp* don’t have any hummus on hand…kind of sacrilegious in a vegan house to be out of hummus;))

1/2 red pepper, sliced

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1/2 avocado, sliced

1 small carrot, shredded

small handful of sprouts

small handful of spinach or mixed greens

1 green onion, chopped

fresh cilantro, chopped (to taste)

salt and pepper to taste

*Optional: for a heartier version packed with extra protein include cold cooked black beans and quinoa.

Directions:

Spread hummus on wrap. Layer all veggies. Fold and enjoy!!

Peace and Veggie Love All!

Sarah