The weather is warming up nicely, and when it’s warm outside, I tend to eat more fruit because it’s so refreshing. And when you serve fruit with a dressing or dip, it makes a great warm-weather snack or dessert! This Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip is big on strawberry flavor and really good served with strawberries or a mix of fresh fruit chunks—pineapples, sliced bananas, apple wedges…whatever fruit you like!Continue reading
This white bean dip was one of those happy accidents that happen every so often. I thought I had bought a can of garbanzo beans on my last trip to the grocery store, which I use for making hummus, but discovered instead that I had mistakenly bought a can of cannellini beans! So instead of hummus, I made some white bean dip. I hadn’t ever made this kind of dip before, but I’ve purchased it many times and have always liked it. So this was the perfect time to try making my own! I came up with this recipe, using olive oil and lemon juice like I do when I make hummus.Continue reading
I started eating hummus about 10 years ago. A coworker and friend of mine made the best hummus, and he’d bring me some every so often. And I have been a big hummus fan ever since! I usually make this hummus recipe, but I thought I’d try making some hummus with pumpkin in it for the holidays. I liked most of the ingredients in this Pumpkin Hummus recipe and this one, so I used them as a starting point. I really like this Pumpkin Hummus! It’s a great healthy dip–really smooth and creamy, with a light pumpkin, savory taste. Perfect for balancing out all those holiday sweets! If you’re making this for a party or large group, you may want to double the recipe.
PUMPKIN HUMMUS by NancyCreative
Makes about 4 to 6 servings
- 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or a little more, to taste)
Add all ingredients in a food processor, starting with the garbanzo beans, and process until smooth.
To serve, spoon out on a platter or in a small bowl. Sometimes I garnish it with a little paprika. Serve with veggies, crackers, or pita bread.
It’s nice when a dip that tastes good is healthy, too! What are some of your healthy holiday snack recipes?