Easy Picnic Hummus

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Hummus is an easy-to-make dip that is high in protein making it perfect for the outdoors whether at a picnic, on a hike, or camping. Once you have mastered this basic recipe then you can tweak it to your personal flavor preferences.

The foundation ingredient in hummus is chickpeas. These may be carried in cans already softened or dried with will need rehydrating and cooking before making the hummus. Both these options travel well for outdoor adventures.

Tahini is another key ingredient, this is basically ground sesame seeds. A little like how peanuts are ground down to make peanut butter. The other flavor ingredients are lemon and cumin. 

This version is served plain but it may be served topped with olive oil, paprika, and/or sumac.

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A pita chip having a dip of hummus on it.
Hummus can be used in a wide range of ways including as a dip.
A blue owl filled with hummus among other picnic items.
Hummus can be made at home then packed and taken on an outdoor adventure such as a picnic or hike.
Looking down on a wooden chopping board that has a bowl of hummus, bowl of olives and diced chicken on it.
Hummus can be part of a larger meal served along signed main meats such as barbecue chicken or lamb.

Easy Picnic Hummus Recipe

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Looking down on a wooden chopping board that has a bowl of hummus, bowl of olives and diced chicken on it.
Hummus is an easy-to-make dip that is high in protein making it perfect for the outdoors whether at a picnic, on a hike, or camping.
Preparation 20 minutes
Ready in 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
CourseAppetizer
InfluenceMiddle East
DifficultyBeginner
MethodNo Cook
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Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas drained
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • dash cumin

Equipment

  • bowls

Directions

  • Mash the chickpeas with a fork until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Add to the chickpeas the slat, lemon juice, tahini, and cumin. Mix well to combine.
  • Taste the hummus and adjust to your prefered taste with additional salt, tahini, and/or, cumin.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 8gSodium: 444mgCalcium: 39mgVitamin C: 15mgVitamin A: 21IUSugar: 1gFiber: 2gPotassium: 141mgCalories: 141kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 12gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 7gIron: 1mg

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