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Want to whip up a healthy snack with no mess and no stress? Healthy Hummus to the rescue!

It’s a busy time of year which means everyone is looking for easy ways to prepare meals and snacks that have a healthy kick.  That’s why we love this healthy hummus recipe. It’s simple to make and can easily be doubled (or tripled) in quantity to feed a crowd. In addition to being delicious, hummus is loaded with fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy fats that keep us feeling satisfied.

Thanks to the new KitchenAid 7 Cup Food Processor, all of our ingredients are quickly combined making our hummus smooth and ready in under 5 minutes. We love this new model of the classic Food Processor — its unique design makes it easy to use with a one-click and twist-free bowl and clean-up is a breeze as the bowl, lid and accessories are dishwasher-safe. And best of all, it’s so easy to store with all accessories fitting neatly inside the bowl so we aren’t searching around for our blades! A big thank you to KitchenAid for sending us this awesome food processor to try. We couldn’t love it more! 

It’s also a fun recipe to make and a great way to get your little ones involved in the Kitchen. Give your budding chefs age appropriate tasks that keep them active and learning new skills! Have a 4-year old? Ask them to count out chickpeas and line them up in rows of 10. Have an 8-year old? Ask them to juice your lemon and remove the seeds. Have a 12-year old? Ask them to lead you through the recipe, helping them to learn safe knife skills as you chop the parsley for your garnish.

Hummus is a fairly simple recipe so there is lots of room for you to get creative with your hummus! Try adding different flavors like roasted red pepper, fresh herbs, sun-dried tomatoes or marinated olives. Hummus can also be used as a spread for sandwiches and wraps, added to olive oil for a creamy salad dressing or even used as a pizza “sauce”. We feature this Hummus recipe in our Mediterranean Favorites class along with Tzatziki Sauce and Pita Chips, Dolmades, Beef Kofta Kabobs, and a Greek Salad. Check out a Kitchen schedule in your area for the next Mediterranean Favorites workshop.

So, what are we waiting for?! Let’s get cooking with this tasty and nutritious snack.

Hummus

Serves4-6
Ingredients
1 C canned chickpeas
3 T chickpea water (from canned chickpeas)
2 T tahini
1/2 garlic clove
1 lemon, juiced
pinch of salt
1/2 t chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
1

Place all hummus ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.

2

Taste for desired saltiness and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

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