Hummus with Vegetable Sticks

Hummus with Vegetable Sticks

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This Hummus with Vegetable Sticks recipe is a perfect, easy-to-prepare snack or appetizer that's not only nutritious but also delicious. Made with creamy homemade hummus and a variety of crisp, fresh vegetables, it's ideal for anyone looking for a healthy and satisfying snack option.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, cucumber, bell peppers), cut into strips

Instructions

  1. Make the Hummus: In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Prepare the Vegetables: Wash and cut the vegetables into strips suitable for dipping.
  3. Serve: Place the hummus in a serving bowl and arrange the vegetable sticks around it for dipping. Enjoy your healthy snack!

Nutritional Information

Calories: 150 per serving
Protein: 6g
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar: 3g

Health Benefits

  • Rich in Protein and Fiber: Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber, which help in muscle repair and promoting digestive health.
  • Heart Healthy: Olive oil and tahini contain healthy fats that can improve heart health by reducing cholesterol levels.
  • Boosts Energy: The complex carbohydrates in vegetables and chickpeas provide a steady source of energy.
  • Supports Immune System: Vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals that help support the immune system.

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