Cucumber Hummus Chipotle Cups

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Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dip commonly served with pita bread and vegetables.  In this recipe, we’ve added a couple of ingredients to give it a Latin flair.

Hummus is a healthy snack that is high in fiber because of the chickpeas, and has no cholesterol.  Consider this appetizer for your next party!

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Makes 24-30 cups

Ingredients

  • 1-15.5 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons tahini paste (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chilies
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2  tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Red bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 seedless cucumbers

Directions

  1. Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients (except cucumber, red bell pepper and cilantro) in blender or food processor including ¼  cup of liquid from chickpeas.
  3. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  4. Mix in cilantro ,place in bowl and set aside.
  5. Peel cucumbers leaving some skin  creating a striped design.
  6. Slice cucumbers about 3/4” thick.
  7. With a melon baller or small spoon scoop out most of the inside creating a cup.
  8. Fill cups with hummus mixture.
  9. Top with diced red pepper and serve.

10. If Tahini paste is not available, it’s easy to make your own!  You will need 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds (toast at 350 degrees for 5 mins), ½ teaspoon sesame or olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons water.

11. Place sesame seeds in a blender or food processor and grind until smooth. Add oil and salt. Process until combined. Then add the water and blend until smooth.

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