What's Trending this Week: Homemade Hummus

Homemade hummus is a staple in our household; we eat it as snack with carrots and pretzels, on toast for lunch and even whisk some intovinaigrettesfor salads. With just a few simple (and inexpensive ingredients) you can whip up a pint quite easily for yourself or as the perfect party snack while entertaining for the football playoffs. Making it at home is a nice opportunity to keep the sodium low, avoid preservatives, and a chance to play with and adjust the flavors based on your preferences.Experimentby including ingredients like aleppopepper, cumin, sumac, pickled or fresh jalapeños (a new personal fav), just to name a few!

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Our Go-To Hummus Recipe
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feedfeed Hummus:

3 cans chickpeas
3 garlic cloves, minced
zest of 1 lemon
3 lemons, juiced
1/4 cup tahini paste
5-6 pickled jalapeño slices or couple dashes of hotsauceof choice (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
kosher salt, to taste (add one teaspoon to start and add more as needed)
freshly ground black pepper

In a high-powered blender or food processor add 1 can of chickpeas (with liquid) and other two cans, drained. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini and jalapeños or hot sauce (if using). Blend for about 1 minute, or until mixture begins to look smooth. Slowly pour in the olive oil (with the machine running) and continue to blend until it reaches your desired consistency (for silky smooth hummus, about 2 minutes), adding water a little at a time if needed. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Store in a pint container in the fridge, for about 5 days (if it lasts that long!).

Notes: Get creative! Try adding extras in place of the jalapeños for different hummus varieties. A few of our favorites: olives, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes or chipotle peppers in adobo.

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Our Favorite Ways to Cook with Hummus

We all know hummus makes a delicious snack, but now that you've mastered making hummus at home, check out our favorite ways to incorporate it into your cooking.

Pizza with Hummus, Bacon, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta & Caramelized Onionsby @culinarycool
A great way to incorporate more protein into pizza night!
Middle Eastern Veggie Bowl by@foodfixup
Take inspiration from this recipe to create your own grainand veggie bowl, with a dollop of hummus, of course.
7-Layer Greek Layer Dip by@bakersroyale_naomi
A Mediterranean twist on 7-layer taco dip; perfect for easy entertaining
P.S the recipe is a fun video tutorial!
Burger With Hummus, Sweet Chili Jam & Tomatoes by @janeecollins
Hummus is the perfect accompaniment to beef, try it with steak next time you make it!
Spicy Chicken Shawarma With Homemade Hummus & Pita by@the_gourmet_rd
A healthy take on aclassic; you'll want to use this marinade recipe again & again!
Red CabbageSalad Sandwich with Hummus & Avocado
Photoby @erinireland
Recipe by @thedreamyleaf
Creamy hummus, avocado & black beans pair well with thecrunchy red cabbage salad. This is recipe is vegan, but would be great with turkey or chicken if you prefer meat on your sandwich.

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