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Meatless Monday: 3 Hummus Recipes In One!


These are three great, easy, healthy dips to use for snack time or with mealtime. And as we all know, kids LOVE to dip! Dip crunchy veggies or pita chips. Or use on the dinner table instead of ketchup with simple grilled chicken.


1/4 cup water, or the liquid drained from the beans
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 small garlic clove
1 15-ounce can organic chickpeas (garbanzos) drained
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil
Optional toppings: parsley, olive oil, paprika and cumin


Put the tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and water into a blender and blend away until it’s frothy, white, and creamy. This is sesame sauce that you can use as is for dressings and dip. To continue making hummus, take a handful of chickpeas and blend it into the sesame sauce until smooth. Continue to blend in chickpeas a little at a time until the hummus has thickened, but isn’t too thick, and is still pale. Add salt to taste.

Swirl the humus into a shallow bowl, make a little well in the center, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with spices.


Follow the recipe above replacing the chick peas with 1 1/2 cup roasted and peeled red beets. You might need a little more lemon juice to adjust for the sweetness of the beets.


Follow the recipe above replacing the chick peas with 1 1/2- cup frozen defrosted edamame (soy beans).


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  2. [...] • Appetizer: Pita cut like hearts dipped into pretty fuschia beet hummus. [...]

  3. [...] Start with dessert.  Perhaps a scoop of homemade frozen yogurt with berries (check out our Fruity Frozen yogurt recipe here). Continue with the entree (meatless of course, given that it’s Meatless Monday). End with an appetizer, such as hummus with crunchy veggies or pita chips to dip (see our hummus recipes here). [...]

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