Recipe: Healthy hummus, an Easter snack

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, long weekends are made for having fun, eating good food and spending time with our closest friends and family members.

In honour of the Easter long weekend and this week’s Photo Friday, check out the following delicious, simple and colourful hummus recipe that you can make to bring to one, or many, of the get-togethers you may have this weekend.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp of tahini (sesame) paste
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1+ tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1+ tbsp of chickpea liquid

Extra options:

  • 1-2 roasted red peppers
  • 3/4 cups of coriander

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What to do:

Step one: Open can and drain the chickpeas in a strainer while saving the liquids for later use

Step two: Add the chickpeas, garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a food processor. Blend the ingredients together

Step three: Add the vegetable oil and chickpea liquid in small increments to prevent from making the hummus too watery

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Step four: For different flavours of hummus, add either roasted red peppers or coriander for a colourful and yummy twist

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Step five: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees

Step six: To create your own sides for dipping, cut up a tortilla, pita, or flatbread into six to eight triangle pieces (the number of pieces you cut obviously depends on the number of people you plan on sharing with)

Step seven: Place these pieces on a baking sheet, as pictured above, with parchment paper and drizzle olive oil on them

Step eight: Take any dried herb, like basil, parsley or rosemary, and lightly sprinkle it on each piece

Step nine: Put the sheet in a 425 degree oven for five minutes or until the pieces have turned golden brown in colour. Let them cool before serving

Alternate side: Cut up your favourite vegetables for dipping

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Let us know what your fellow food-lovers thought of this hummus recipe!

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