Summer Challenge: Week 5

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A new week, a new whole food recipe! This last week was really hectic with work and a good friend’s wedding. I had a really nice time seeing her exchange vows with her better half and celebrating their union. It was a relaxed, low key, and super fun event!

Recipe #6

Since I had such a crazy weekend, I chose to make something simple and squeezed it in at the last minute. This week, I made chipotle hummus.

You may not realize it, but hummus is incredibly easy to make and you can customize it however you want! Seriously, breakfast burritos were really easy, but I think this hummus was even easier. The ingredients are:

  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (i used 2)
  • tahini
  • fresh lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • sea salt

Note: Tahini is a “condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds” and I found it in the health food section of my grocery store. You do need to stir it well before using as it separates in the can.

After rinsing and draining the chickpeas, I put all of the ingredients into my food processor. It’s fairly small, but big enough to make a very decent amount of hummus!

Then I just blended the mix until it was a fairly smooth consistency. I added a bit more lemon juice at one point just to add a little more flavor.

I cut up some whole wheat pita I had and tested it out.

Verdict

I really enjoyed this. The chipotle pepper gave it a really nice kick. It could have been a little smoother, I think, so note to self for next time. It was a little bland – so maybe more salt? More lemon juice? But overall it was really good and my boyfriend and I helped ourselves to a handful of bites before dinner.

I think I will choose a dessert for this next week. I’ve been craving something sweet and despite all the temptation I walked away from the donuts that were calling my name at the grocery store. Run Fast Eat Slow has a handful of fruit based desserts that look quite good!

Also, stay tuned later this week for a post all about Turbo, our chi-weenie mix. I thought it’s about time to do a fun post to introduce him!

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