Since we tend to eat an early lunch (around 11 am) I almost always need an afternoon pick me up to make it until dinner. I have a bad habit of eating cheese and crackers or something sweet and not so healthy to make it through, but I’ve been trying to find some better options. I definitely need something with protein that will fill me up and keep me going which is why I love hummus. It tastes great, is good for you and the chickpeas give it tons of protein.
Traditional hummus has Tahini (sesame paste) in it, but I couldn’t find it in any of my regular stores so I decided to make it with sesame oil instead since I already had that in my cabinets. I love playing around with recipes and making substitutions that fit my lifestyle and budget. I think it tastes great and the cucumber/lemon combo really gives it a light and fresh flavor. I love any recipe that uses cucumber because we grow a TON of them during the summer months and I welcome any chance I can get to use them up.
1 can chickpeas (garbonzo beans) rinsed and drained
1 medium cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
1 clove garlic
juice from 1 lemon
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame seed oil
Step 1: Put all ingredients into blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth.
Step 3: Taste and adjust accordingly.
Step 4: Serve with chips, crackers or fresh veggies. Enjoy!
Have you made hummus before? What other high protein snacks do you enjoy? I’d love to know!
Fast & Easy Cucumber Hummus
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 can chickpeas (garbonzo beans) rinsed and drained
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
- Put all ingredients into blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste and adjust accordingly.
- Serve with chips, crackers or fresh veggies. Enjoy!