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RecipEASY: Sweet Garlic Hummus

RecipEASY: Sweet Garlic Hummus

Kayla Sheely , 03/17/2016

Whether you are looking to adopt a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet or are just trying to find healthier alternatives to some of your favorite dishes, we have great recipes on our site to suit your tastes!

Some of our recipes can look a little intimidating, though. That’s why we created a weekly segment called RecipEASY — to make healthy eating easier. We (Kate and Kayla) make a recipe from our site and break it down to give you helpful tips and modifications. Since neither of us are professional chefs, we are always looking for ways to simplify healthy recipes!

This week we made…

Sweet Garlic Hummus

This hummus recipe, submitted by one of our community members, is a great twist on a classic! Hummus makes a great snack or a quick, easy lunch.

For this recipe, all you need is garbanzo beans, garlic, raisins, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, and anything you’d like to dip in it (like celery or carrots!). Find the full measurements here.

We recommend soaking beans the night before and then boiling them until they are firm, but aren’t hard any more. Dry beans have less sodium than canned beans. However, if you are pressed for time, canned beans will work as well.

Combine all of the ingredients (garbanzo beans, garlic, raisins, olive oil, tahini, and fresh lemon juice) in a blender with two tablespoons of water. Blend everything together, adding more water as needed to get the consistency you like. We ended up using four tablespoons of water total.

Remove from the blender and enjoy!

It was a delicious sweet and garlicy hummus. We ate it with carrots, although since carrots are a sweeter vegetable we’d recommend trying celery or a whole wheat pita.

Try this hummus for yourself and let us know what you think!

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