Monday, January 5, 2015

Chipotle Hummus

It's that time of year again where you want to better yourself by eating cleaner and exercising.
Lets see how long this round will last!  I don't think you have to completely change your whole diet and stop eating burgers and pizza if that's your thing and starting eating only carrots or anything just make better choices once in awhile.
But who am I to talk I'm a cheese-a-holic!
For Christmas my sister made all these awesome gifts for me and one of them was a chipotle salt, I have been craving homemade hummus with carrots and I thought what the heck I'm gonna throw some of that chipotle salt in there, that was a great decision!
It gave it an extra kick, nothing like fresh hummus, way better than store bought.

I have never looked at the grocery store for chipotle salt, but I did Google it and you can buy it but if you are interested in making your own here is a recipe on the Food Network Site.

What you need is:
15oz can Garbanzo Beans, well drained and rinsed
3 Tablespoons Tahini
4 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Cloves garlic
1/2 TSP Chipotle Salt

How to make it:
Drain and rinse your beans well, get all that unnecessary salt off of them, right ladies bloats you up!

And toO much is not good for your ticker over time (like you didn't know that already..)
Once you're done with that,  add them to your food processor and then add your remaining ingredients.
Pulse until smooth, you may end up adding more olive oil.

Serve these with pita bread or chips, vegetables or these wonderful crackers my mother in law turned me on to, in the healthy part of your grocery store or in the deli called Multi-Grain Crackers. Sea Salt made by Crunchmaster, wonderful!