Fit Friday: Red, White and Blue Hummus

The strawberry and blueberry cake at Fourth of July BBQs has been played. If you’re looking for something to bring to your next festive gathering and want to boast your patriotic pride, I have an interesting spin on the classic trio.

Hummus. Not many people dislike hummus and for good reason. It is filled with protein so keeps you full and satiated, has a creamy and pleasant texture, and is extremely versatile. What’s not to love?

DSC_2819I thought it would be fun to include some simple recipes that would spice up your next gathering or impress the hostess with your creativity for their red white and blue themed party.

Red, white, and blue hummus. I chose these varieties not only for their hue but for their impressive health benefits, why not take care of your fellow party goers with a snack filled with vitamins, protein and fiber?DSC_2822

dividerMSF Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients

1 ½ medium red bell peppers, sliced into quarters seeds removed

15 oz can organic chick peas, drained & rinsed (I used Trader Joes)

3 TBL fresh lemon juice

3 TBL tahini

2 cloves garlic

2 TBL olive oil

pinch Himalayan pink salt

Directions

Set oven to broil. Line baking sheet with foil and lay peppers on top. Broil for 10-15 minutes or until charred. Chop quarters into 1/2” pieces. Leave two quarters chopped and set aside. Add all ingredients except olive oil and peppers to food processor and pulse until combined. Add peppers (excluding the 2 quarters you set aside) and olive oil. Pulse again, scraping down sides. Put in bowl and top with chopped bell pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Enjoy! Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week.

dividerMSF Black Bean Hummus

Ingredients

15 oz can organic black beans, rinsed & drained (I used Trader Joes)

1 clove garlic

2 TBL olive oil

2 TBL tahini

½ lime, juiced

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp chili powder

pinch Himalayan pink salt

Directions

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Add tsp of water at a time if desired consistency is not reached, scraping down sides. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy! Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to one week.

dividerMSF White Bean Hummus

Ingredients

15 oz can organic cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (I used Trader Joes)

1 TBL tahini

1 lemon, juiced

2 cloves garlic

2 TBL olive oil

pinch Himalayan pink salt

Directions

Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse, scraping down sides. Add tsp of water if desired consistency is not reached. Enjoy! Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to one week.divider

So there you have it, an interesting spin on the usual red, white & blue appetizer to bring to your next festive party.

DSC_2824What are you favorite things to bring to gatherings this summer?

Off to take a dip in the Med and possibly snack on more local tomatoes (they are to die, trust).

Talk soon!

<3 Megan

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