Looking for a power snack? Try this protein packed hemp hummus dip. It’s made with chickpeas, tahini, fresh lemon juice and raw hemp seeds. The hemp seeds add a boost of healthy fats and protein.For added flavor and nutrition, I sprinkle the hummus with extra hemp seeds before serving with fresh veggies and hearty crackers.
Hemp Hummus Recipe
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup tahini
2 tablespoons raw shelled hemp seeds
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash cayenne pepper
In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, hemp seeds, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, cumin and cayenne. Cover and process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the hummus is smooth and reaches your desired consistency. (I usually add 2 to 3 tablespoons water.) Taste and add more salt or lemon juice, if needed. Serve with fresh cut veggies and crackers. If desired, sprinkle with additional hemp seeds.
Makes about 2 cups hemp hummus