June 30, 2011

...Ohhh hummus I heart you...

I'm on a huge hummus kick right now! Lately I've been struggling to finding a good, satisfying, not too filling, low calorie lunch. I was cruzing around facebook the other day and I came across someone who said they do whole wheat toast and hummus for lunch which got me thinking. Hummus, whole wheat bagel thin and some sort of raw veggie... ummmm perfect!!

Store bought vs. homemade? Homemade is the winner for me for sure. My boyfriend loves everything pumpkin so a couple months ago I tried a pumpkin hummus recipe from The Broccoli Hut and we both fell in love.

This week I started my new lunch adventure with a similar pumpkin recipe but of course with my spaztastic kitchen antics its impossible for me to follow any recipe correctly. =P

My newest version and by far my favorite one to date is as follows...
Pumpkin Hummus
1 can of chickpeas
1 can of pumpkin puree
1 T tahini
1 T pine nuts
4 garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Blend together and viola... pumpkin hummus heaven!
*This recipe is heavy on the garlic as you can see... you may want to cut back on the garlic cloves if you like a tame garlic flavor in your hummus! The mister and I are huge garlic freaks so the more the better for us :)

I'm pretty sure I've stumbled onto the perfect lunch for me! With a small container of greek yogurt waiting for me in the fridge for a 2 o'clock snack I'll be good to go till dinner! Next week I'm gonna make some sort of Apple Pie Hummus. Not sure how this one will turn out but if its good I'll post a recipe for sure :)

Whats your perfect lunch?

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