It is easy to accidentally consume way more calories than you mean to when unrecognizable appetizers are passed around at a party. We often don’t consider them a part of the meal, so they don’t count, right? Wrong! Appetizers can be the least healthy part of a dinner party. But we can break this trend. This recipe is just as delicious as any of the fried “what’s it” and is way healthier.
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup of liquid reserved from the garbanzo bean can
- 1 medium to large clove of garlic
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 teaspoon ALOHA Daily Good Greens
- 1 teaspoon dried dill or finely chopped fresh dill
- 1 sprig of fresh dill, for garnish
- 1 teaspoon paprika, for garnish
- To make the hummus, combine all ingredients (other than the garnish) in a food processor or blender. Mix until the hummus is smooth and spreadable. If you have a weaker processor or blender, blend the garlic and liquid first to ensure that you aren’t left with any garlic chunks, then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Slice the cucumber into one inch bites. With a spoon remove the top half of the center of each bite.
- Fill the center with one tablespoon of hummus each.
- Garnish with a dash of paprika and a piece of fresh dill.
- Serve immediately.