Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus to go without Sugar!

Being at school, around so many health conscious people it is amazing. Everyone has the best food and is always looking for ways to incorporate healthy snacks into their diet. My good friend Vishaala was placed on the elimination diet, meaning she would have to cut out sugar! It is extremely hard to get away from sugar. On average, Canadians consume 110 grams of sugar per day. That is equal to 26 teaspoons!

Almost everything is packed with sugar at the grocery store, including tomato sauce, salad dressings, and especially hummus! So we thought we would find a quick and easy recipe on Pinterest without sugar that we could make on our own. I was very fortunate to make this at V’s house as she has an amazing food processor! In total it literally took us about 40 mins to make, with lots of chatting of course J We split the dip and it lasted me pretty much the whole week (I eat a lot of dip J).

So here it is, try it out and let me know what you think.

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus to go without the SUGAR!
1-2 Jalepenos (depending on how hot you want it)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons olive oil 
2 cans chickpeas (we used two but I think 1 would have been better for the consistency since ours was a little thick)
1/4 cup sesame tahini (find it in the peanut butter section, or the health food section of most stores- vital to the recipe)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 cup fresh cilantro 
salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop the jalapenos and place in a skillet with garlic on medium heat until golden brown. The more seeds you keep in the skillet the hotter it will be!
2. Add the rest of the ingredients into a food processor or blender. If using a blender, add the ingredients according to the list above so that the liquids are at the bottom.
3. Add in the jalapenos, garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
4. Once you have mixed the ingredients check the consistency, if you want it more smooth add some more olive oil or lemon juice. We added in a bit more olive oil J Place in the refrigerator and serve with vegetables, crackers, etc.


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