When planning a Super Bowl spread, snack-type nibbles are always expected—but typical snack foods like chips, creamy dips, guacamole and peanuts are loaded with fat, carbs and calories. Fresh hummus is a nutritious, gluten-free, vegan alternative that happens to be incredibly delicious. I like adding roasted garlic to my hummus instead of plain garlic—the roasting adds depth to the flavor and just a hint of smokiness that I find delicious. Serve with vegetable crudités like carrots, celery, cauliflower and cucumber slices to keep the dish low carb. If carbs aren’t a concern, serve with corn tortilla chips or rice crackers.
You will also need: Food processor
Serves 10-12 appetizer portions
Drain the water from the chickpea cans into a small bowl and reserve. In your food processor with a blade attachment. Place chickpeas, tahini paste, roasted garlic, lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper and 3 tbsp of the chickpea water into the processor.