Tasty Tuesday: Cilantro Lemon Hummus

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

¼ 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

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