Hummus with plain yogurt is the perfect healthy snack! A homemade batch is ready in just 10 minutes and is fresher and healthier than store-bought. It's a great option for everyday snacking with veggies, crackers, or pretzels, and a delicious spread for deli wraps or sandwiches!
I love having homemade easy healthy snacks on hand. A batch of hummus at eye level in the fridge with cut up veggies makes it so easy to choose a healthy snack. It's also perfect for entertaining and to answer the tricky question "What should I bring?" A platter of veggies with hummus and some salty extras like pretzels or pita chips is always welcome. We just got back from a mini spring break weekend of indoor waterpark chaos with 5 little toddler cousins. I was in charge of snacks. Like any vacation, I knew we would have plenty of pizza, chips, desserts and beer, so a big platter of veggies with hummus nicely balanced it out.
This is a simple basic hummus recipe, which is great on its own or can be a blank canvas for extra flavors. All thrown in a food processor, it's ready in under 10 minutes!
- The Basic Hummus, Must-Have Ingredients -- garbanzo beans (or any white beans), garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, pepper and to me, plain yogurt.
These are the basics and make delicious hummus. But, you can make it a little different every time. The photo above got its purplish color from red spinach, but you can also use green spinach, other herbs or leave it out completely. You can add other ingredients to make it your own, and to make it even healthier! Try avocado, feta cheese, roasted garlic, chopped spinach, roasted bell peppers, flax seeds, basil, parsley, or cilantro. For my cousin, here is your recipe as promised!
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Creamy Hummus with Plain Yogurt
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ juice of a lemon
- ½ c plain yogurt
- ½ t kosher salt
- 6 grinds fresh black pepper
- 1 t cumin
- ¼ c tahini or sesame seeds
- 2 T olive oil
- ¼ c feta cheese (optional)
- ⅓ c chopped fresh red or green spinach, basil or cilantro (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
- Optional, add chopped spinach, basil or cilantro to the food processor and pulse a couple times to combine. (If you want the hummus to be a green color, process it longer; if you want the hummus to be bean color with bits of the green running through it, process it as little as possible to combine. 2 or 3 pulses)
- Serve with vegetables like carrot, broccoli, celery, bell pepper, tomato, Belgium endive, olives; cheese, salami or other cured meat; and chips, pretzels, crackers or pita bread