Hummus is not something I used to like. The flavor always seemed to be lacking and it was just a little boring to be honest. I would force myself to eat it knowing that it was healthy, but honestly it’s still kind of hard for me to eat plain hummus even after all of these years. I DID however, find/invent some recipes that make eating hummus down-right enjoyable. One of those is Chocolate Covered Katie’s Cool Ranch Dorito Hummus- which I posted about here. Another is this Sriracha Lime Hummus. Sriracha makes everything better and spice is my best friend. I love making my own hummus because I can adjust the flavors to my preferences. I used a tablespoon of sriracha in this recipe, but if you like it spicier, add more. If you just like a little sriracha flavor, add less. It’s all up to you. I like to swirl a tiny bit of extra sriracha in at the end because it looks pretty and ups the spice factor a little more. If you’re following the Tone It Up nutrition plan, this is a great option for your M4 instead of store-bought hummus (I promise home-made is always better and this one is super easy and only takes five minutes to make!). Just use veggies for dipping and pass on the pita chips or pretzels for now. I have been using red bell peppers and carrots, but cucumbers or cherry tomatoes are yummy too. This hummus also works well as a spread for wraps!
NOTE: If you prefer a thinner hummus, reserve a few tablespoons of the chickpea “water” and add it back in at the end to thin out the hummus a bit.
Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 gloves garlic
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon sriracha
Juice of 1 lime
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to five days
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 85 Fat: 4g Carbs: 10g Protein: 3g Sodium: 117mg Sugar: 1g
*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.