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Healthy Weight – Spinach-Cucumber Hummus Recipe

Source: Recipe Center

There’s something heavenly about homemade hummus. Creamy, tangy and as mild or punchy as you prefer, it can be made in minutes with just a few simple ingredients and a food processor. For the smoothest possible dip, here’s a trick: carefully peel the thin, clear “skin” from your garbanzo beans before blending. It may take a little time, but the perfect texture makes it worth it!

Spinach-Cucumber Hummus

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 (15-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and skinned*
1-1/2 tsp. minced garlic
½ lemon, juiced
½ cup tahini
½ cup packed spinach
1 small cucumber, chopped
salt to taste

Directions

1. *Optional: for a creamier hummus, first peel skins from garbanzo beans.

2. In a food processor, blend garbanzo beans for a short time until clumps start to form,; scrape sides as needed.

3. Add in garlic, tahini and lemon juice; blend. Add in chopped cucumber, spinach and salt; blend until smooth.

(Note: Adjust garlic and salt to your taste preference!)