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I’m the type of person who needs to eat every few hours or I get a little “hangry” (i.e. angry out of hunger). We eat an early lunch around here so I almost always need an afternoon snack to get me through, preferably one that is high in protein. I normally eat a lot of cheese and crackers, but I’ve been trying to keep different types of hummus on hand for a healthier option that still offers a ton of protein.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed crackers as a snack, especially RITZ® Crackers. I love their versatility, in fact my grandma used to dip them in chocolate for a delicious sweet treat. You can top RITZ® with just about anything including, cheese, bacon, ham, chicken, olives, pickles, peanut butter, chocolate, caramel or anything else you could imagine! In fact, if you have your own creative combination then you can enter the RITZ® Snackify Challenge Instagram contest for your chance to win one of forty $100 Wal-Mart egift cards (10 per week) by uploading an Instagram photo of your RITZ®-topped creation with #putitonaritzcontest. (Purchase of RITZ® is not required.)
Like I stated above, I’ve been trying to keep hummus in the house for a healthy afternoon snack and I love the combination of the avocado and bacon in this recipe. The avocado gives it a rich, creamy texture and the bacon gives it a salty/savory flavor which is a winning combination in my opinion. I made this hummus with sesame oil instead of tahini, but you could substitute it for a more traditional hummus if you wanted too.
Avocado & Bacon Hummus
1 can chickpeas (garbonzo beans), drained
2 avocados, cut in half with pit and skin removed
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
juice of one lemon or lime
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp sesame oil
5 tbsp water
2 pieces bacon, chopped
Step 1: Add all ingredients (except bacon) to blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth. You may want to add more water depending on how thick you want it to be.
Step 3: Pour into bowl and stir in bacon.
Step 4: Enjoy with your favorite, chip, veggie or cracker including RITZ®
You really should try this hummus with RITZ® crackers because they taste awesome together! Don’t forget you can pick up your own box of RITZ® at your local Wal-Mart store on the cookie and cracker aisle. Also, be sure to visit this website for recipes and more information on the RITZ® Snackify contest!
Do you like hummus? What is your favorite topper for a RITZ® cracker? I’d love to know!
Avocado & Bacon Hummus
- 1 can chickpeas (garbonzo beans), drained
- 2 avocados, cut in half with pit and skin removed
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- juice of one lemon or lime
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 5 tbsp water
- 2 pieces bacon, chopped
- Add all ingredients (except bacon) to blender.
- Blend until smooth. You may want to add more water depending on how thick you want it to be.
- Pour into bowl and stir in bacon.