Hummus. Humos. Houmous.

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Keep this creamy treat on hand for snacking and healthy recipe substitutions.

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Hummus. Humos. Houmous.

Keep this creamy treat on hand for snacking and healthy recipe substitutions.
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: chickpeas, hummus, mediterranean, tahini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup well-cooked or canned chickpeas, liquid reserved
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Add-ins:

  • 1 whole or 1/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/3 to 1/2  cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup assorted, chopped olive
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pine nuts)

Instructions

  • Puree the first five ingredients in a food processor or a medium bowl with an immersion blender to desired consistency.
  • Season to taste.
  • For a smoother texture, slowly add more chickpea liquid, olive oil or water.

Notes

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. For a lower-fat option, swap half an avacado for the tahini in this recipe.
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