‘Everything’ Hummus

This hummus is full of flavor and takes minutes to make (if you have a food processor). I love ‘everything’ flavored bagels and I wish I could eat them every single day if I could! This hummus resembles the flavorings of my favorite ‘everything’ bagel. There is just something about all of the different flavors from the garlic to salt to poppy seeds and onions–I love it all!!

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‘Everything’ Hummus

Yield: 8-12 servings

‘Everything’ Hummus

Creamy, smooth, zesty and full of flavor!

Ingredients

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (2 cans, drained and rinsed)

6 Tbsp olive oil + more for drizzling

1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

4 cloves of garlic (roasted would be best)

1 Tbsp lemon juice (the juice from 1/2 of a lemon)

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Tbsp dried minced onion

2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1 Tbsp poppy seeds

1 Tbsp dried minced garlic

1 Tbsp flaked sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Pita chips or crackers for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine dried onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, sea salt and black pepper. Mix and set aside.
  2. Add garbonzo beans, garlic, and lemon juice to a food processor and pulse and blend until combined the beans begin to puree, about 2-3 minutes. With the processor still going, add in olive oil and sesame oil, blending continuously for a few minutes (and scraping down the sides if needed) until as smooth as desired. Add salt and 1 Tbsp of all of the seasoning (save the rest for the topping).
  3. Add hummus to a bowl and drizzle with extra olive oil. Pour the rest of the seasoning overtop and serve. These can be served with crackers, pita chips, or vegetables. I hope you enjoy EVERYTHING about this 🙂
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/01/everything-hummus/

 

Easy Mediterranean Dip

This delightful summer appetizer is perfect for any occasion. This is such a quick and easy appetizer that everyone will be sure to love…or even if you are snackin’ alone. The best part about this is that it’s healthier than most delicious dips.  Your guests will be surprised when they go in to dip because there is a hidden layer of the seasoned cream cheese on the bottom, that pairs so well with the hummus. You can serve this dip with a pita chips, or you can also bake your own. So dip in to this recipe!
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Easy Mediterranean Dip

Easy Mediterranean Dip

This healthy 2 layer dip is loaded with fresh Mediterranean flavors!

Ingredients

1 8 ounce package of whipped cream cheese (this makes it fluffy, you can also use regular or reduced fat cream cheese)

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp Italian Seasoning

2 cloves of garlic; minced

1 1/2-2 Cups of prepared hummus (I used Trader Joe's Mediterranean Hummus because its my favorite)

1 cup cucumber; chopped

1/2 cup Kalamata olives; chopped

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup tomatoes; chopped

1/4 cup green onions; sliced

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and garlic and mix with an electric mixer until combined.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture on a serving dish/platter evenly with a spatula. Spread the hummus on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, and green onions on top. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving, then serve with pita chips and/or fresh veggies!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/08/easy-mediterranean-dip/

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Spinach & Artichoke Hummus

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I can eat hummus any day..any time..I think it might be an obsession but hey, at least its a healthy one right!? I also love spinach/artichoke dip but that stuff is loaded with mayonnaise and other extremely fatty ingredients so I have combined my two favorite dips into one healthy and wholesome snack. I make an extra large batch because I love having leftovers of it. Enjoy with pita chips, crackers, or your favorite veggies!

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:
2 15 ounce cans of garbanzo beans; drained and rinsed
1 14 ounce can of artichoke whole artichoke hearts
1 9 ounce package of frozen spinach; thawed and drained
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp sesame seeds or tahini
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
2-3 Tbsp olive oil

Steps:
1. This is soooo simple and easy!..Place everything in a large food processor for 3-4 minutes and done! 🙂 Add more olive oil to make hummus creamier..it is completely up to your preference.
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Chickpea & Black Bean Hummus

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Yield: 6

Ingredients:
1 can black beans; drained and rinsed
1 can chickpeas; drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 garlic clove
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
6 whole wheat pita breads

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each pita bread into 6 pieces and put on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt on top. Bake for 10 minutes.

2. In the meantime, add beans, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, powder, garlic clove, lemon pepper, and cayenne pepper to food processor. Mix for about 3 minutes until hummus becomes creamy. Add more lemon juice and/or olive oil if hummus is too thick depending on the flavor. Also, feel free to add extra seasoning! Enjoy hummus with baked pita chips and fresh veggies..I particularly love sliced cucumbers with this hummus!