This recipe has a little of everything: It's sweet and spicy and has so many healthy ingredients -- healthy fats, garlic, legumes, citrus, and veggies. Yum!
My favorite hummus
1 can of garbanzo beans (15 ounces), rinsed and drained
2-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini
2 small carrots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, quartered
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon (about 1 large lemon's worth)
1/2 cup fire-roasted red pepper from a jar (in water, not oil)
liberal pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1.) Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth.
2.) Serve with pita chips, chopped tomatoes, black olives, and carrot sticks. Or spread onto a sandwich with a slice of red onion, sliced cucumber, and sprouts.