Humus 3 Different Ways

Humus 3 Different Ways
Healthy eating can be difficult, especially when it comes to snack time. We know how tempting that vending machine can be when your stomach is growling, so we have come up with some healthy snacks that are easy to prep and will meet all your hunger needs! We are all about variety and switching it up, so that eating nutritiously doesn't get boring, so check out the recipes below and enjoy!

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#1: Classic Roasted Garlic Hummus

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You can never go wrong with a good classic hummus! It is healthy, high in protein, and great with almost anything. We love ours with carrots, but try it with whatever veggies you have in your fridge and we promise it won't disappoint!

What You'll Need:

  • 15 oz Can Chickpeas - skins removed (Garbanzo beans)
  • 1/3 Cup Tahini Paste - or substitute 2 Tbl. peanut butter and 1/4 tsp. more of cumin
  • Juice of half a large Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1 t Real Salt
  • 3-4 T Water - or reserved liquid from chickpeas
  • Olive oil for garnish
  • Paprika for garnish
  • Chopped Parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  1. place all ingredients(except for water) in the bowl of a food processor. Process until very smooth, at least 1 minute. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and process until desired thinness is achieved. Check seasonings and add more salt if desired.
  2. Spoon Hummus into a bowl. Drizzle the top with olive oil and sprinkle a few dashes of paprika and a few pinches of parsley on top.
  3. Keep refrigerated.

#2: Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus:

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Switch it up with this sweet and savory twist on the classic recipe above. It is great paired with pita or pita crackers, as well as any veggie you enjoy! It also works wonders to make a bland dinner more exciting!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained and liquid reserved
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes in olive oil (about 8), strained, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil from sun dried tomato jar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp packed fresh basil ribs, plus more finely chopped for garnish

Instructions:

1. Add chick peas to a food processor along with sun dried tomatoes, 2 Tbsp oil from jar, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and salt.
2. Pulse for 1 minute then scrape down sides and bottom of jar and pulse one minute longer. Add 2 Tbsp of the liquid from chick pea can then pulse 2 - 3 minutes longer, stopping and scraping down sides and bottom of processor once halfway through (add in more liquid to thin if desired).
3. Add basil and pulse until just minced into hummus.

#3: Edamame Hummus

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This lower fat version of classic hummus is perfect for those of you who are watching calories but still want to enjoy this tasty snack! It pairs beautifully with veggies, especially celery and broccoli, and is seriously delicious.

What You'll Need:

  • 1½ cups shelled edamame
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

 

Instructions:

  1. If you are using frozen edamame, boil them in a medium pot for 3-4 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  2. In your food processor, add your edamame, water, tahini, olive oil, and sesame oil and puree for 2 minutes.
  3. Next add the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper and puree again for 4-5 minutes. (The trick to getting extra creamy hummus to to puree it for a while!)
  4. Adjust taste if you like more salt or herbs.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

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Thanks for visiting our blog, we hoped you found these recipes helpful! Share on social media which humus you've tried by #packitcool #packitrecipe


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