I enjoy cooking and eating healthy, and one of my favorite snacks is hummus with rice crackers or cut up veggies. Hummus is super easy to make and packed with protein. The recipe below is my favorite and always a big hit!
4 cups garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained (about 2 1/2 cans)
1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/3 cup warm water
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cumin seed
fresh ground pepper
1. Combine chick peas, tahini, warm water, olive oil and juice of 1 lemon in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until smooth and creamy, pausing once or twice to scrape down sides of the bowl with a spatula.
2. Add garlic, salt, cumin and pepper to taste, and process to blend. Taste and correct seasoning if necessary. Add more lemon juice to taste.