Looking for a healthy after-school snack? This easy variation on hummus is made entirely with staples you probably have in your pantry right now. The delicious result, a festively hued snack dip or sandwich spread, is also packed with lean protein.
Keep reading for the delicious recipe!
One day I was making hummus when I realized I didn't have one of the key ingredients — tahini. So I took a sharp left turn into my pantry and added a few secret ingredients.
This is now my go-to party dip for adults and kids. Serve it with pita chips or fresh veggies like baby carrots, jicama, or celery. You can even spread it on a chicken sandwich. Yum!
1 garlic clove
1⁄4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon paprika
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (from a jar)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
- With the food processor on, drop garlic through food chute. Process until minced. Add oil and next seven ingredients (through garbanzo beans). Process until smooth.
- Add tomatoes and pulse three times.
- Spoon dip into a serving bowl, and sprinkle with parsley.
Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her cookbook, Real Family Food, features this and other delicious family-friendly recipes, as well as simple tips for bringing your family together around the table and a strategy for meal planning, budgeting, and shopping.
- Snacks, Dips