If you are trying to be healthy, you likely have certain foods in your constant rotation for “staying on-track.” If you are a Balanced Beauty, HUMMUS is most certainly one of those staple items. A smooth, creamy, salty, delicious treat that makes anything (even broccoli) taste good when dipping away…It makes for an excellent protein-filled snack, is a high-energy food and can also be used in variety of ways to spice up a boring dish.
But are you getting tied of the same old hummus flavors???
That’s why I AM OBSESSED WITH and featuring these 3 delicious recipes by Alison Roman; so you can spice up your hummus and get inspired to make your own fab blends. All you have to do is stick to her basic formula and then add in veggies, as desired!
BALANCED BEAUTY TIP:
Serve these dips side by side at a party, with fresh cut carrots, celery, radishes, broccoli and cauliflower. The bright colors will help create a fun, beautiful, inviting space.
YOUR HUMMUS BASE: 1 can of chickpeas + 1 lb. of (ANY) cooked vegetables + 1/4 cup tahini (as shown in examples above).
STEPS: Put all those ingredients into a food processor with a few tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, chopped garlic, salt and pepper…. She says, “if you’re feeling sassy, go ahead and add things like lemon zest, fresh herbs, spices or chile flakes.” LOVE IT!!! (PS: Chile flakes or adding spice to your dip, will help ignite your metabolism).
Choose vegetables with vibrant colors like carrots, beets, squash, sweet potatoes, or red peppers. Just make sure to roast or steam them till they’re super tender.
LEMONY BEET HUMMUS:
Combine 1 can of drained chickpeas with 1 pound of roasted, peeled beets, 1/4 cup tahini, 2 Tbsp. lemon zest, 2 Tbsp. grated fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until it has a smooth, creamy texture.
Serve with lots of olive oil, cracked pepper and chopped lemon over the top
SPICY CARROT HUMMUS:
Combine 1 can of drained chickpeas with 1 pound of roasted carrots, 1/4 cup tahini, 2 Tbsp. grated fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, 1 Tbsp. crushed red chile flake, 1 tsp. paprika, salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until it has a smooth, creamy texture.
Serve with lots of olive oil, cracked pepper and more chile flake over the top.
GARLICKY HERB HUMMUS:
Combine 1 can of drained chickpeas with 2 cups of fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley, 1/4 cup tahini, 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, 1 tsp. ground cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until it has a smooth, creamy texture.
Serve with lots of olive oil, cracked pepper and more herbs over the top.
WANT MORE BLEND IDEAS?
Try: Eggplant and Tomato, Pesto & Pine Nut, Kalamata Olive & Chive, Buffalo Wing-style, Vegetable Garden, Spinach & Artichoke…
Want a more filling hummus? Add lumps of crabmeat or chicken!
Making your own fresh, vibrant hummus will brighten any table and will be a great addition to any party. Fresh new flavors are a great way to sneak new and exciting tastes into your diet.
Create any fun new blends??? Send them to Info@TheBalancedBeauty.com and I would LOVE to feature and share your recipe creation!
SOURCE-Thanks Alison for these beautiful and delicious new Balanced Beauty additions!