This weekend I had the opportunity to do a Healthy Fall Entertaining Demo for We Olive & Wine Bar's grand opening. I had a blast meeting all of the attendees and sharing some of my favorite fall entertaining recipes! The first recipe I shared was my Roasted Garlic Hummus a simple appetizer or snack everyone including your vegetarian and vegan friends will love!
Disclaimer: We Olive provided me with their olive oil and olive products to make the following recipe.
Sure you can purchase roasted garlic hummus at any grocery store, but why not impress your guests with your own home made hummus? Once you have all the ingredients you can make make it in just minutes, save money, and customize it to your preferences! Did I mention making hummus at home saves you $$$? Hummus is not only a delicious appetizer, it is an easy way to add fiber, plant-based protein, heart healthy nutrients such as monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), and essential vitamins and minerals to your diet. Replacing saturated and trans fats with MUFAs such as olive oil can help you manage your health and lower your risk of heart disease.
RD tip: Swap out mayo in your sandwiches with hummus for a healthier spread and a boost of flavor! Looking to thicken your soups or stews? Add your homemade hummus to enhance the flavor and achieve your desired consistency.
Time to get cooking! The first thing you'll want to do is drain and rinse your garbanzo beans. An easy way to reduce the sodium in your diet is by rinsing your canned foods.
The next step is to whip the tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil in the food processor until smooth.
Once you've whipped up the tahini paste, lemon juice, and olive oil you can add in the garbanzo beans, garlic, herbs and spices and process for 1-2 minutes. If the hummus is too thick, add a tablespoon of water until you reach your desired consistency. Remember to scrape down the sides of the food processor to combine all ingredients.
Serve with your favorite crunchy vegetables and/or toasted pita bread. Check out the full recipe below! Don't forget you can always pin this recipe for later.
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- 2, 15-ounce cans Garbanzo Beans
- 2 Roasted Garlic Cloves
- 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Lemons, Juiced
- 1/2 tbsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper, Ground
- 1/2 tsp. Cumin, Ground
- 1/2 cup Water
- Pita Bread
- Cucumbers, Sliced
- Baby Carrots
- 4 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Parsley, Minced
Super simple right? Let me know how you and your guests enjoyed my roasted garlic hummus in the comments below! Be sure to use the hashtag #WholesomeStartRD so I can share your picture on my social media accounts and encourage others to fill their plates with a variety of nutrient rich foods.
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