REICPE: A TWIST ON HUMMUS
This is a go-to-winner when you want a tasty yet healthy option for your parties, and to have on hand for lunches!
Serve it as a healthy dip with veggie sticks and/or bread sticks, a spread for crackers or pita chips.
Then hope for leftovers as it's so yummy as a snack or lunch on whole grain crackers, as well as a filler for wraps.
PREP TIME: 5-7 min
MAKES: 1 ½ cups
FOR THE HUMMUS
One 14 oz (400g) tin chickpeas, drained
1 sachet TASTE OF LEBANON spice blend
1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil
¼ cup (60 ml) tahini
2 TBSP (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
Reserve a few chickpeas from the cans for serving
Fresh chives and a sprinkle of paprika
Add all HUMMUS ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth (yes, it's that easy).
AS A PARTY DIP
Transfer to a few serving bowls (to place around the room), drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with a few whole chickpeas, fresh chopped chives, and a sprinkling of dried paprika. Serve with cut up veggies, breadsticks or pita chips.
AS A HEARTY WRAP
Spread hummus onto a whole-grain tortilla, then fill with cole slaw, tomatoes, feta cheese and beansprouts. Garnish with fresh basil, mint or cilantro (coriander) as desired).
Spread hummus on a whole-grain cracker and top with tomatoes, spinach and red onion.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Cathy Menees
Classic hummus doesn't include cinnamon (a key ingredient in taste of lebanon) but we just love the way this tastes, and it's just too easy AND healthy...what's not to love (for you and your guests)?
Fresh chives, parsley and coriander (cilantro) are all winners here, so chose your green herb of choice!
LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS
I love to spread this on a whole grain cracker and then top it wilth spinach, red onion & tomatoes.
You can also spread it on a whole grain tortilla and then fill with veggies of choice, a little feta cheese, maybe a bit of chicken...lunch or dinner is sorted!