Hi Friends, here are some awesome hummus recipes from Sara Dawkins, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Hummus Three Ways
This holiday season you don’t have to worry about gaining that unwanted 5 pounds from all the yummy and delicious snacks. Here is a healthier option to snack on between holiday meals. Here is the basic recipe for homemade hummus; it’s best paired with pita chips, carrots and celery. You may want to try all three and be sure to make a double batch for larger groups:
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon of pressed garlic
- 1 lemon for juicing
- 1.5 tablespoon of tahini sauce
- 1 dash of preferred hot sauce
- Ground pepper and salt to taste
Open the can of chickpeas and drain most of the can but save a splash of juice for the recipe. Rinse the chickpeas and discard any loose shells. Combine chickpeas, garlic, and lemon juice then blend in a food processor until smooth. Then add just a dash of hot sauce and tahini sauce, blend until smooth again.
Herb and Olive Oil Hummus:
To achieve this flavorful hummus, follow the above steps and just add the following on top. First drizzle 1.2 tablespoon of olive oil on top. Then finely chop up your favorite herbs, rosemary, basil or dried oregano are popular tastes. You want about one large tablespoon of herbs to sprinkle on top of the hummus. This is a great hummus flavor before you serve a big, nice meal.
Find one soft small sized avocado and get rid of the pit. When working on this recipe you take out a handful of chickpeas before blending. The avocado will add more volume and make the hummus extra smooth. Add a tablespoon of sour cream and you are good to go. Blend and serve for early in the day snacks or brunch.
Roasted Red Pepper Humus:
This is the easiest hummus recipe of all three. All you need to do is buy a jar of roasted red peppers in oil. Depending on how you like the flavor start with one table spoon of drained red peppers and go from there. Roasted red pepper hummus is great for any time of the day and any meal.
Sara is an active nanny as well as an active freelance writer. She is a frequent contributor of http://www.nannypro.com/.