One of the main reasons I wanted a Food Processor was to create Hummus however I want to! I LOVE hummus; my two favorites are Roasted Red Pepper hummus and the Cilantro-Lime Hummus (Trader Joe’s brand). But, there are So many to choose from, and I think it’s a dish you can add any personal flavor to.
So, I used fridge leftovers (artichoke hearts), a can of garbanzo beans, seasonings, and started pulsing! And then I realized something – my ingredients create the acronym “G.r.e.a.t.“. I have to admit, I was excited about this….
GREAT Artichoke Hummus
1 can of Garbanzo Beans (rinse & drain)
1 clove of Garlic, minced
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/2 can Artichoke Hearts (rinse, drain, and cut into pieces for easier processing)
Just like with the Almond Butter, FP tested my patience again. This toy is teaching me virtues! Scoop, pulse, scoop, pulse pulse pulse, and scoop. It may take a few tries, but it creates such a delicious outcome!
I used this hummus on my sandwich today. Hummus + Carrots and Cucumber + Whole wheat bread…
I love crunchy sandwiches! This was the perfect mix of flavors and textures: soft creamy hummus, crunchy carrots and cucumber, pulled together by soft whole-wheat bread.
On the side, I had grapefruit slices and a Stoneyfield Yogurt.
Ruby red grapefruits definitely rank among my favorite things, yet I’m convinced I am the messiest grapefruit eater. I get the juice everywhere. But I love it. And I think it’s much more photogenic than the sandwich! Just sayin’.
Protein: Yogurt, Hummus
Carbs: whole-wheat bread, grapefruit slices
Vitamin A: carrots, grapefruit
Vitamin C: Grapefruit
Calcium & Vitamin D: yogurt
And, clearly, there you have a home-packed lunch that packs a PUNCH (i.e. Nutrients all over!). 😉 Enjoy.