Sunday, January 5, 2014

Delicious and Healthy Snacking with Hummus!

Don't you just love to snack?  I know we sure do.  Thankfully my husband is on board with healthy anti-inflammatory eating (well....most of the time).  After church today he was ready to turn on some football and start snacking.  I looked around for something quick, delicious and easy to whip up.

If you are like me and want to be careful with the food you eat, then this is a great idea for you.  Hummus! Yep....I said hummus.  It's not the old school plain hummus that I am talking about, it is sun dried tomato super flavorful hummus.  I'm  not into blah and boring eating.  It has got to be awesome!

Mild mini peppers are wonderful dipped into hummus. Since I wash and cut up my fresh veggies each week after grocery shopping, they were already prepared and waiting in the fridge.  My husband also likes to use multi-grain tortilla chips for dipping.  I have posted this recipe before, but, made with yogurt instead of Tahini Paste.  Both are quite tasty. Enjoy :)

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus with Tahini

1 15.5 oz can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon minced garlic
6 tablespoons lemon juice 
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, diced
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Tahini Paste
Salt/pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.  If it seems too thick add more olive oil a teaspoon at a time.

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