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4 Hummus Recipes for Healthy Snacking

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The afternoon slump is prime time for making unhealthy snacking decisions. A candy bar here or a bag of chips there may not seem like much, but noshing on not-so-good for you treats adds up. Instead, satisfy your hunger and fuel up for the rest of your day with more balanced but still-delicious snacks, like hummus, which contains protein as well as important vitamins and minerals. 

Skip the store-bought kind and make delicious hummus in your Oster® Heritage Blend™ 1000 Whirlwind™ Blender. The innovative blade design blends ingredients with ease, giving you creamy and flavorful hummus every time. Serve the dip with sliced vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, carrots and peppers, with whole-wheat pita bread, crackers or pretzels or with turkey roll-ups and a few cheese cubes for a fresh and tasty snack that can be enjoyed at work or at home. 

Here are four hummus recipes to try:

1. Garlic Red Pepper Hummus 
Red bell peppers add a light sweetness to hummus without the calories, while a little extra garlic makes the dip extra delightful. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large red bell peppers, thickly sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 

Directions
Blend all ingredients in the Oster® Heritage Blend™ 1000 Whirlwind™ Blender until smooth and enjoy. 

hummus Make many varieties of flavorful hummus in the Oster® Heritage Blend™ 1000 Whirlwind™ Blender.

2. Avocado Hummus 
Give your hummus a green makeover with the addition of avocado for a super-creamy and extra-nutritious dip. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados, peeled and seeds removed 
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

Directions
Blend all ingredients in the Oster® Heritage Blend™ 1000 Whirlwind™ Blender until smooth and enjoy.

3. Spicy Jalapeño Hummus
Kick hummus up a notch and bring the heat with the addition of jalapeño peppers, fresh chopped cilantro, lime juice, cumin and cayenne pepper. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained 
  • 2 teaspoons cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

Directions
Blend all ingredients in the Oster® Heritage Blend™ 1000 Whirlwind™ Blender until smooth and enjoy.

4. Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb Hummus
Naturally sweet sun-dried tomatoes and fragrant herbs infuse this sophisticated hummus with vibrant flavor to make snacking healthy an experience to be savored. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme 
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil 
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained

Directions
Blend all ingredients in the Oster® Heritage Blend™ 1000 Whirlwind™ Blender until smooth and enjoy.

Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS") has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from our website. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 
 

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