A Tweak to the Original

This is day 15 of our January Wellness Challenge where we focus on all dimensions of health. Today’s challenge is to try a new hummus recipe – actually make it yourself. It’s easy and hummus is such a plant based powerhouse of goodness – packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. The traditional recipe is chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, salt to taste, and olive oil.

Our tweak to this original recipe is to:

  • juice and zest two Meyer lemons (a sweeter version than its tart counterpart)
  • add smoked paprika
  • pink Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Hummus recipe with Meyer lemon
  • The smoky flavor of the paprika pairs nicely with this recipe and the pepper gives it a little spice. You can use white pepper if the black specks throw you, but you don’t notice once the paprika is sprinkled on.
  • Smoked paprika hummus
  • The great thing about hummus is that it’s hard to screw up. If you want more lemon flavor, add it in, or if you want more garlic, add it in!

    Hummed recipe lunch idea

    Eat it with carrots, celery, snow peas, cucumbers, and even tortilla chips (you know the key word here with the tortilla chips – moderation).

    It’s such an easy plan- ahead lunch and you are eating real food that you know what’s in there, cuz you put it in there!

    Eat real food

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