This week’s recipe is an original hummus recipe! We really like hummus, as it’s a great healthy snack option. If you were to buy pre-made hummus at the grocery store, it would likely cost $3 – $4. The estimated cost for this recipe is 75 cents! What a great cost savings! There are many different hummus recipes available. After making several different kinds, I experimented with this recipe the other day. I like it better than any other I’d made before! A lot of hummus recipes have an ingredient called ‘tahini’. (a ground sesame seed paste that is similar to peanut butter) This recipe saves you from buying tahini, and even though it uses a small amount of peanut butter, you can not taste it at all in the flavoring. (it just helps with the texture)
1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas), with liquid reserved
1/8 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3 cloves minced garlic
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 small pinch red pepper flakes (less than 1/8 teaspoon – more if you like a spicy flavor)
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup water
1/4 cup liquid from beans
1. Add all ingredients to blender or food processor, and blend well.
2. Refrigerate and serve as a dip for vegetables, crackers, or chips. You can also use hummus as a spread on a sandwich, such as turkey or chicken.
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Cannellini Beans: Snack!
Welcome to the wonderful world of beans. I have been learning more and more lately about how great beans are and how to prepare them in a tasty way! Recently I bought two cans of cannellini beans, which are white kidney beans. I looked up a recipe for roasted cannellini beans and was so pleasantly surprised by this salty snack. If you’re like me and love a good chip, but don’t love the calories-you must try this! These roasted beans were the easiest, tastiest, and most crunchy snack I’ve tried yet that wasn’t junk food or processed. My dear husband even loved them!
Roasted Cannellini Beans:
1 can cannellini beans, drained (14.5 oz)
2-3 tsp olive oil
Seasonings of your choice (I sprinkled on garlic powder and Tony C’s, which is an all-purpose seasoning)
*Season according to taste! I probably put about 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1-2 Tony C’s.
Toss all ingredients together and roast in 425 degree oven for 10 minutes. Then turn the temp. down to 400 degrees and leave for another 25-30 minutes.
*These came out quite crunchy and were still a bit crunchy the next day. They were so popular around here I’d make more than one can though! The best part? These beans have no fat, and are high in protein and fiber! Also-they are low calorie!
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