Super Easy Cilantro-Lime Hummus

Hummus and crackers is one of my all time favorite snacks. So, I am always trying to create new hummus flavors. My new favorite is this super easy & quick cilantro-lime hummus. This tastes great simply paired with crackers or try it as a spread inside your sandwich or wrap. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas, drained¬†
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp of tahini
  • 1 big handful of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • desired amount of salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer the hummus into a sealable container and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Benefits of this recipe:

-Chickpeas help control blood sugar levels, improves digestion because of high fiber content, helps protect against heart disease, is a good source of protein, and contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals such as zinc, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins.

-Cilantro detoxes the body of heavy metals, lowers blood sugar levels, prevents urinary tract infections, settle digestive upset, and supports healthy menstrual function.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.draxe.com

 

Pumpkin Hummus

Are you having trouble finding the perfect appetizer to bring to your thanksgiving potluck? This pumpkin hummus is festive, wholesome, and delicious. Enjoy this tasty dip with some chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables.

Preparation + Cook time=  10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 Tbsp of tahini
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin (from a can is fine!)
  • 1 Tbsp of honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh chopped sage
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp of minced garlic
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: pumpkin seeds for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients except for the pumpkin seeds in a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Store the hummus in an air-sealed container in the refrigerator.
  3. When you are ready to serve, scoop the hummus into a bowl. Top with pumpkin seeds and a dash of paprika. Enjoy!

Benefits of this recipe:

-Pumpkin helps maintain healthy eyes, improves immunity, and is good for your complexion.

-Chickpeas help control blood sugar levels, improves digestion because of high fiber content, helps protect against heart disease, is a good source of protein, and contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals such as zinc, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins.

The benefits of these ingredients were researched from http://www.draxe.com