I have really been trying to eat healthier *cough* minus the Browned Butter Pumpkin Brownies with Biscoff Buttercream Frosting *cough* lately, and one of the things I have been trying to cut back on is sandwiches. You know the big ol' sammich with meat and cheese and may.....YUM!!! Umm NO not YUM!! Bad....very very bad *sigh*
Luckily I have had tons of fresh veggies between my garden and a friends. I have tomatoes, and she has cucumbers, radishes, lettuce......you know, all the stuff I should be eating. But salads only work so much for me. I am a sammie kind of girl. I grew up on them. My Mom used to pack bologna and Miracle Whip sandwiches for my lunches. Talk about the unholy trinity!! White bread + fat packed tube meat + sugar filled sandwich spread. I still get cravings for those! It is kind of like the good ol' mac & cheese in the blue box. You know it is so bad for you, but sometimes that little voice in your head says GIMME!!
So I decided to try to put together things that I love as well as things that are good for me. One of my favorite things lately, that does't give me any guilt, is hummus. I have a couple types here on the blog (Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip and Avocado Hummus AKA Guacammus), but my taste buds have been wanting to switch it up. I used to love a store bought brand that had roasted red peppers in it so I decided to make my own. I mean we know that is cheaper right? Plus I like the fact that I know exactly what is going into it.
Hummus is seriously one of the easiest things you could ever make. Drop a bunch of yuminess into your food processor and zippppppppppppity it is a fabulous bowl of creamy goodness. The thing that is super awesome about hummus is that you can sub it for mayo on a sandwich. Which is awesome because that means I don't have to give up my craving for creaminess on my sandwich plus I get extra protein to boot. That my friends is a win/win!
However, if you want to get any of this to a sandwich, you might want to make a double batch! It is so full of flavor that it was all I could do not to sit down with the entire bag of pita chips and hummus and go to town! I was able to save enough of it to make one thing. I used chicken that we had smoked the previous weekend, along with cucumber, tomato, radish, lettuce, and this hummus. I rolled it al up into a flour tortilla and WALA. Sandwich + Salad.....works for me gang!!
Now I can't wait to make a bazillion other flavors of hummus. to
shove in my face use in healthy wraps! Do you have a favorite flavor of hummus? How about a healthy way to get a sandwich fix?
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Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus
- 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 head of roasted garlic
- 1 small jar (6-ounces) roasted red bell peppers, drained
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 medium sweet onion, chopped
- Kosher salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/4 cup good extra virgin olive oil
- Pita chips
- Place drained roasted red peppers in a clean kitchen towel and twist to remove as much liquid as possible.
- Mix all of the ingredients, except the olive oil and pita chips, in a food processor until pureed. Then slowly steam in the olive oil until the desired constancy.
- Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve with pita chips.
Total time: 1 hrs. 10 mins.
Tags: chickpeas, roasted red peppers, garlic, parsley, onion, Appetizers and Starters, Healthy Dishes,
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