Category Archives: Hummus

PB2 Hummus


You would probably never guess this about me, but I absolutely hated peanut butter growing up. I’d even go as far as to hide it under the couch (sorry Mom) as a kid. It wasn’t until my 20’s that I acquired a love for this creamy gooey luscious substance. 

Now a days, I consume peanut butter or powered peanut at least a few times a day. It is a protein stable in my diet. Peanut butter is my go-to for adding calories and protein into my clients’ diets. 

However if you are trying to cut down on calories you can try using powered peanut butter instead. 

This recipe yields 14 (2 Tablespoons per serving) servings 

Ingredients: 

6 Tablespoons of PB2 

2 cups of cooked chickpeas (if using canned make sure to rinse and drain thoroughly)

1 tsp kosher salt

2 large gloves of garlic

1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 

1/8 teaspoon of paprika

3 Tablespoons of water 

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons)

Directions
:

Place all the ingredients into the high tech blender. Process all the ingredients until smooth and creamy consistency is achieved with no residue of thick chunks remaining. 

Enjoy with carrots or snap peas 😋

Roasted Yellow Pepper & Garlic Hummus

Hummus is very versatile and can be made with just about any type of bean or legume. Most traditionally though it is made with chickpeas AKA garbanzo beans. 

I like to make all kinds of variations of hummus. Generally, I like to have both garlic and roasted peppers in my hummus. 

 Yields 5 cups (20 servings; 1/4 cup)

Ingredients:

2 cans (15 oz) of reduced sodium chickpeas, drained and reserve one 1/4 cup of liquid

7 ounces of roasted yellow peppers  (packed in water NOT oil); drained
6 cloves of garlic (I love love garlic)
3 tablespoons of tahini ( essentially Sesame seed butter)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

6 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon of curry powder

1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon of Penzeys Arizona seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of whole coriander seeds

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in the vitamix and place the device on liquid setting. Once mode complete, place contents into sealable container. Allow the contents to marry overnight for optimal flavor

Keep stored in refrigerator. 

My favorite combinations with this hummus recipe is tacos tacos, and fresh turnips.

Zesty Tajin Hummus

Yields 14 servings (1/4 cup)

Tools needed for the job:

Vitamix

Ingredients:

2 cans (15 oz) of chickpeas,  drained and reserve one 1/4 cup of liquid

7 ounces of roasted red peppers and yellow or combination (packed in water NOT oil) drained

7 cloves of garlic (I love love garlic)

3 tablespoons of tahini ( essentially Sesame seed butter)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

6 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon reduced sodium tajin 

1 teaspoon of curry powder

1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon of whole coriander seeds

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in the vitamix and place the device on liquid setting. Once mode complete, place contents into sealable container.  Allow the contents to marry overnight.

Keep stored in refrigerator. 

My favorite combinations with hummus are #1 Pizza! Other favorites are snap peas, carrots, wasa crackers, whole grain corn and quinoa cakes,  & added to kale salad!