Snacks for Sister and Heather’s Hummus

Hey all!  Hope you’ve had a great week and are completely geared up for the weekend.  I most definitely am.  I’ve got big plans.  The hubby and I are going to an outdoors expo tomorrow morning and tomorrow night I’m going to see The Vow with some ladies including the lovely Miss Deana. Tonight we’re going to Old Chicago for what I think will be last time with my favorite worker bees.  Sad smile 

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Anywho, I’ve been receiving some new phone calls from my sister recently regarding nutrition.  She works like a crazy lady and almost never has enough time to eat during the day.  The thing is that she works at a Tae Kwan Do school and she’s in training for her black belt (I’m a proud sister). She needs energy as I’m sure the rest of you do too.  I gave her some basic snacks to keep her full but light but also included protein for muscle repair.  Did I mention that she spends 10-12 hrs a day in a Tae Kwan Do school??? 

However, in order to help her and maybe one or two of you out there, I’m gonna share one of mine and my hubby’s favorite go to snacks.  This one in particular is delicious and nutritious and was given to me by none other but my former boss Miss Heather.  (Hi lady!)  She’s been someone to definitely go to when discussing all things vegetarian, nut butter, and natural food and the same chica is married to the famous top balancing guy.

Heather n Top Guy

I’m slightly embarassed to admit that I ate almost her whole bowl of hummus at this party.  It was so delicious though that she gave me the recipe and the go ahead to share it with you all. 

Heather’s Mediterranean Hummus

  • 2.5 C chickpeas
  • 4 cloves garlic, cubed
  • 1/4 C tahini or sesame seed butter
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1.5 tsp coriander seeds (grind first)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1/4 C water

Optional:

1/3 red onion, sauteed or carmelized     <— She highly recommends this though

Puree the crap out of it all in a blender…  sprinkle pine nuts or sesame seeds on top, if desired.  (I just pour a little extra olive oil on top to keep it moist)

Note:  This recipe is SUPER customizable.  I actually end up adding almost three times the lemon, and twice the cayenne, soy sauce and cumin than what’s called for.  Just season it to taste. 

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As far as snacks go, there’s the obvious veggies for dipping (red peppers are about the only veggies I like raw, sad I know)

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Or you can replace mayo in tuna/chicken salad with the hummus and make a sandwich.  You can even just skip the mayo in a regular sandwich altogether and just use the hummus.  Use your imagination because once you try it, you’ll want it everyday.

Hope you like it!

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6 thoughts on “Snacks for Sister and Heather’s Hummus

  1. So bummed that I missed tonight – didn’t get out of work till after midnight tho… hope it was a blast!

    OMG – a whole blog dedicated to hummus… I love it! (the blog AND the hummus. tee hee) Supervision picks on me for eating it daily with green beans, cucumbers, bell pepper, bread, Triscuits, carrots… but I can’t tell you how many have asked for the recipe. 😉 And you’re right – it’s so customizable (is that a word??) I don’t think I’ve made any two batches the same. One of my favorite variants: substitute Balsamic Vinegar for the soy sauce (drool!).

    • Haha, thanks! Customizable is so a word . . . at least, my spell check didn’t hate it. I think that you’ve just made my day by suggesting balsamic. I don’t use the stuff enough and that sounds like a WAY delicious thing to add to it. 😀

      That sucks that your night was so long but we did have a pretty good, I mean, Branch time.

  2. This is a lot like how I make hummus, but I’ve never thought to use soy sauce. Love it! And I bet the caramelized onions are fantastic in it. Have you ever made it with capers? Delish!

    • The soy sauce is really good in it but Heather just made the ultimate suggestion of using balsamic vinegar. I’ve never actually tried capers but I’m not against trying them. They just haven’t really crossed my path yet 🙂

  3. Two thumbs up for hummus! I’m kind of scared to try to make my own, but I should just get over that and give it a go. My favorite veggie to dip in hummus would have to be carrots. I eat carrots & hummus every day!*

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