Cucumber Hummus Appetizers

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.

Makes 12


  • 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
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  1. 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.
  2. Slice the cucumber into one inch bites. With a spoon remove the top half of the center of each bite.
  3. Fill the center with one tablespoon of hummus each.
  4. Garnish with a dash of paprika and a piece of fresh dill.
  5. Serve immediately.