RECIPE: Heart Healthy Hummus

February 4, 2020

Snacking doesn’t always need to be unhealthy! Here’s a quick recipe that you can use as a base to create all sorts of tasty treats that are good for your heart.

Ingredients:

2 – 15 oz. cans of chick peas (garbanzo beans)

2 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup tahini sesame see paste

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the 2 cloves of garlic and blend for a few seconds.
  2. Add the other ingredients and blend well, until the hummus is smooth.
  3. Serve the hummus on cut cucumber circles, with sliced green, red or yellow bell peppers or with your favorite crudité vegetable.

Creative Alternatives: Add melted dark chocolate, pureed avocado, canned pumpkin or peanut butter to create different hummus alternatives that are still healthy snacks.