Simple Hummus

July 25, 2014

You had an awesome workout at Portland Team fitness and now you’re looking for a post-workout snack. You could reach for a granola bar or a protein shake, but why would you when you can have real food instead? With a food processor and a few minutes you can make protein-packed hummus to have on hand as a post-workout or mid-afternoon snack. Eat it with vegetable spears to get another serving of veggies into your meal plan.

hummus

Ingredients:
2 garlic cloves
1-19 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2-3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Supplemental Ingredients:
Extra garlic; chives, rosemary, or other herbs; roasted red peppers; sundried tomatoes; pitted olives; extra lemon juice

Directions:
In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, chop the garlic until minced.
Add the rest of the ingredients in order, processing to desired consistency (longer for smoother hummus, shorter for a coarse puree).
Any additional ingredients should be added before lemon juice and oil so that you can alter the liquid as needed to keep your desired consistency.
Serve (a 1/4 cup serving) with carrots, celery, or whole wheat pita.