Be The Life Of The Party With Homemade Hummus

Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 14, 2012

With the holiday season in full swing, you can expect to be invited to many festive gatherings. However, sometimes party food can make you put on some extra holiday weight, so it's important to choose your dishes wisely.

You may want to consider bringing your own offerings to a party. By choosing a healthy dish to bring, you're not only doing your diet a favor, but you're presenting health benefits to others.

Hummus is a great, light dish that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. With this simple recipe, you’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time mingling and impressing your guests with the food. 

Cooking Light

2 cans of chickpeas
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup tahini
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a food processor, combine beans and garlic and pulse until chopped. Add 1/2 cup of water and remaining ingredients. Pulse the mixture until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.