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So what has me in the kitchen at almost 11pm when I should be folding laundry or better yet sleeping?  Garbonzo beans, again!  This time in the form of hummus!  Tonight I made garlic and sun-dried tomato hummus.  I  used the following recipe as a base and added to it.  What kind of hummus are you craving?, letting your tastes direct you in the kitchen!  Enjoy with chips, veggies, or on a sandwich or in a wrap!

As a side note garbanzo beans are high in fiber, protein, zinc, iron, and folate and low in fat!  What a great thing to add to your diet.

  • 1 can (15.5 ounce) rinsed garbanzo beans (or 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of cayenne (optional)

Hummus Base

Process all ingredients in a food processor (or VitaMix) until smooth, about 40 seconds to a minute.  Chill for at least 30 minutes before eating for best flavor (but I think it tastes pretty good straight out of the food processor bowl too!)

I like to add a combination of the following, depending on what I have and how I am feeling:

  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons ground flax
  • nutritional yeast (brewers yeast)
  • pine or walnuts
  • fresh herbs
  • your imagination is the limit!