Fast and Easy Cucumber Hummus
Since we tend to eat an early lunch around here, 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. Enjoy the recipe friends!
How to Make Cucumber Hummus:
Put all ingredients into blender.
Blend until smooth.
Taste and adjust accordingly.
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
- 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!