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Weekly Recipe: Zesty Everything Bagel Hummus

Hope everyone is having an awesome Friday! Truth be told, I’m not real big on snacking throughout the day. For most people, when hunger strikes it’s all too easy to opt for that Snickers bar instead of the apple that both your brain and your waistline know you should be eating instead. That said, there are plenty of delicious appetizer- or snack-type foods that, if planned around the rest of your daily intake, actually are amazing for your goals. Hummus is one of them.

This scrumptious and flavorful everything bagel hummus – I’m telling you now – literally might be better than the dang bagel itself. This dish has a little bit of everything: some protein-packed chickpeas, some healthy oils, toasted garlic (an excellent testosterone booster for you guys out there!), and plenty of tasty seeds. Don’t believe me that hummus is healthy? Here are six health conditions this superfood dip can help treat.

I’m giving this recipe a 3 on the RE Cheat-o-Meter. Assuming you keep your portions in moderation, this puppy can be trotted out to go along with your raw veggies a few times per week. Also, for those of you who are kitchen-phobic, this is probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll EVER come across. 🙂 Enjoy and drop a comment if you give it a try to let me know what you think!

NOTE: This recipe serves a total of 6-8 people. You can store the leftovers in a Tupperware container if you’d like and use throughout the week.

Ingredients

2 medium cans of drained, rinsed, de-skinned chickpeas
1-2 teaspoons of garlic powder (depends how much you like it!)
1 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4-6 tablespoons of water
Poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and dried garlic (to garnish)

Directions

1. Using a high-powered blender or food processor, blend the chickpeas, garlic powder, onion powder, olive oil, salt, and water. Continue adding water in small increments if the mixture isn’t becoming creamy enough.

2. Put the hummus in a serving dish, then sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and some dried garlic.

3. Serve with veggies or on a salad for a super flavorful kick!