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Healthy and Irresistible Hummus for New Year’s Eve

For several weeks now over the holiday season, most of us have gorged out on chocolates, candies and numerous decadent treats. We’ve finally reached our fill line and now it’s time to reboot our metabolism with healthier options for New Year’s Eve. There is no better way to close one year and open another than with some wholesome yet delicious foods, snacks and dips.

No party is complete without a tray of fresh veggies and several dips to choose from. Our favorite dip or spread is hummus, and there are so many versions. You can make hummus from classic to roasted to zesty recipes. We love them all. Hummus is not only delicious, but it’s alsoΒ good for you. Chickpeas are high in protein, rich in minerals like manganese, high in vitamins like folate and have lots of fiber.

Classic Hummus

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Classic Hummus

Great for snacks, sandwiches and parties!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz canned chickpeas drained, rinsed
  • 3 - 4 tbsp tahini
  • 1 - 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water - more if you need

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients in your blender and pulse until evenly blended.
  • If you want a thinner hummus, just add small amounts of water at a time.

Another of our favorites is Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. It’s just so scrumptious, you can’t stop eating it. Ideal for a vegetable and cracker dip or as a pizza and sandwich spread. It’s full of flavor and a healthy munch food. If you’re looking to make a low-fat version, you can substitute the olive oil for low-fat plain yogurt.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Silky smooth, bursting with flavor and ready for a party.

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers seeded and quartered
  • 1 15 oz canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 - 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Broil red peppers for 5 - 10 minutes or until skin is slightly charred. Allow to cool and remove the charred skin.
  • Add all ingredients into your blender and blend until a creamy consistency - approximately two minutes.
  • Add water if needed to make it a thinner and creamier texture.
  • Serve.

Hummus recipes are aplenty in cookbooks and on the internet. You can find a multitude of different variations that include other vegetables, beans, spices, herbs, lentils and even some fruit options. There are also some exotic recipes that call for unique ingredients, but we like to keep it simple. We’re fond of the basic recipe and make it quite often.

Hummus is such a versatile food; you can take it to work, pack it in a picnic basket or serve it at any function. It’s a party favorite and this New Year’s Eve, we’ll be serving several of our favorite flavors to friends and family.

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