Looking for the perfect snack for your upcoming super bowl party or just a great between meal snack or appetizer? Hummus dip is the perfect solution. This dip is very tasty, filling and a nutritional superstar as well! Hummus is made from chick peas, better know as garbanzo beans. These beans are a great source of protein, fiber, thiamine, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Garbanzo beans have been a favorite food in Middle Eastern countries for thousands of years and are increasingly popular here in the United States as well due to their ease of preparation and nutritional profile.
I happened to have some Greek yogurt in the refrigerator and some honey in my cupboard so I decided to experiment a little and add these ingredients to my hummus dip. Greek yogurt also adds a creamy texture to this recipe. Greek yogurt is a rich source of protein, calcium, potassium and Vitamin B 12. One of the many health benefits of Greek yogurt is the probiotics which it contains. The probiotics are healthy bacteria which help promote a healthy gut which in turn increase the amount of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract. Maintaing a healthy balance of these friendly forms of bacteria are beneficial for digestive issues. My husband and I tend to like our food a little on the spicy side, so I also added some cumin and garlic powder. We taste tested the recipe, liked the flavors and decided that it is a keeper.
- 15 oz can Garbanzo Beans, drained
- 2 TB Lemon Juice
- 2 TB Honey
- ¼ cup Greek Nonfat Yogurt
- ½ tsp Cumin
- ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until mixture is smooth and creamy. Remove dip from blender or food processor and refrigerate until serving time.
You have probably enjoyed Hummus Dip with hot pita bread at your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant or picked up some at your local supermarket deli. This dip is very easy to prepare at home also. Serve it with a variety of options such as pita bread rounds, tortilla chips or an assortment of raw vegetables or fruit.