Snacks can't get any better than hummus and freshly sliced vegetables. Hummus is a beautiful Middle-eastern creation that combines chick peas with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini (sesame seeds paste). It is chock full of fiber and protein--keeping you full and satisfied for a long time without leaving you any guilt whatsoever.
I can whip up a batch of hummus in about 10 minutes from the moment I open the can to the time I dunk the first veggie stick. I have chosen to omit the tahini--mostly because I never have any on hand and also because it doesn't seem to be 100% necessary. There's no reason to not try making your own hummus today!
recipe by adorkablerecipes.blogpost.com
1-15 oz can garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4-1/2 cup water (and/or liquid from the canned beans)
In the bottom of a food processor or blender dump beans, garlic, oil, lemon juice, pepper, chili powder, and oregano. Pulse to combine. Set food processor to "blend" and begin pouring in additional water in a slow stream until hummus comes together in a smooth, thick paste.
Serve with sliced vegetables, tortilla or pita chips.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.