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SUMMER ALL THE THYME HUMMUS RECIPE
Oooh, invoking my favorite song of the summer, summer time, summer time – the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family, circled around for great conversation and yummy snacks, like this Summer Thyme Hummus Recipe that we know you’ll just LOVE!! Creamy and delicious, and super easy to make in your Blendtec or Vitamix high powered blender, this twist on hummus dip is sure to be a hit. Made with grape seed oil, garlic, and fresh thyme, it’s a super healthy choice for a quick appetizer. Just grab some pita bread or chips, or your favorite dipping veggies, and you have yourself the perfect high protein starter or snack! It can last stored in your fridge for 4-5 days, although we’re sure it won’t last that long! You will want to make this Summer Thyme Hummus, ALL THE TIME!
- 1/2 cup grape seed oil
- 1/2 to 1 cup lemon juice start with 1/2 cup and add more if desired
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 8 to 12 small cloves fresh garlic
- 3 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 1 can garbanzo beans drained
- 1 can white beans drained (if you don't have, use 2nd can garbanzo beans)
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Celtic salt)
- A few grinds of fresh black pepper
- 1 teaspoon honey optional
- Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
- For Blendtec: Press the SAUCES button.
- For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 minute until smooth. Add a little water if necessary to keep mixture flowing freely through blades.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
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HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
Grape seeds are separated from grapes when they are pressed to make wine. Grinding the seeds releases an oil that contains a number of fatty compounds, some proteins, vitamin E and plant compounds called flavonoids. One class of flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, or OPCs, contains especially potent antioxidants that may have significant health benefits. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals, which are unstable chemicals formed in your body as byproducts of digestion or after you are exposed to environmental toxins. OPCs in grape seeds also improve heart function, may have anti-cancer properties, and can also speed recovery from swelling or edema caused by surgery or an injury. Grape seed oil may also improve symptoms of venous insufficiency, a disorder of the veins in your legs. (Source: healthyeating.sfgate.com)
Hummus is an Arabic word meaning “chickpeas” and the earliest known recipes close to hummus have been found in cookbooks published in Cairo in the 13th century. Today hummus is a common staple in American restaurants and is consumed in most American households. We can thank the Armenian migration (1975-1990) for the introduction and the Jews for increasing its popularity even further from return visits from Israel and by Israeli expatriates. (Source: wikipedia.com)