Homemade Nutty Seed Crackers with Hummus

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Hummus is for dipping! Here’s a recipe for crunchy crackers to dip in your favorite variety of Sabra hummus. My favorite is the Supremely Spicy flavor, although I’m hunting for their new pizza flavor. 

  
Ingredients: (4-6 servings)

2 oz all purpose flour

2 oz almond meal

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon olive oil

3-4 tablespoons water

Preparation:

1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add in olive oil and enough water to make the dough bind, but not overly sticky.

2. Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times, or until it forms a ball. Divide the dough in half and place back in the mixing bowl. Cover with a lightly damp towel for 15 minutes and preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

3. Roll half the dough out 1/8 inch thick and bake on a cookie sheet for 6 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat with the other half of the dough.

4. Break into pieces once it’s cool and serve with hummus dip! Extra crackers can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.

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Super Bowl XLVI

To celebrate the second biggest consumption day of the year, I made a huge spread of veggies, chips, and dips! I’m not surprised that Americans eat almost as much today as they do on Thanksgiving. I’m pretty sure that overeating turkey and side dishes is a BIT healthier than pigging out on chips, dip, and burgers! I tried to make sure that today’s indulgence was as healthy as possible. I picked up a selection of veggies and unique chips at Fresh and Easy and Trader Joes. I love those two stores! Check out the baked lentil chips I found at TJ’s!

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They were incredibly tasty! Only 120 calories per serving with a few grams of protein and fiber to make the crunch have staying power. I could munch on these all day and not feel TOO guilty! Bring on the beans!

I made two great dips. One was a simple green onion dip, but instead of using sour cream, I mixed seasonings into a cup of plain fat free greek yogurt. Creamy! Protein-y! I made a batch the traditional way with sour cream to satisfy picky tastes. Colby liked both versions, but my mom said the sour cream based one was significantly tastier. Try it out for yourself! The second dip I made was adapted from The New Sonoma Diet book.

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I didn’t have tahini on hand, but I didn’t miss it. The hummus was spectacular and SO easy to make! Just get the ingredients together, and blend till smooth!

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Garbanzo beans make hummus so creamy and rich that you only need a tiny bit of olive oil for flavor. Lentil chips with hummus dip might be overkill, but I say BRING ON THE BEANS!! Happy dipping!

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The flavor variety of 8 different veggies, multigrain pita chips, lentil chips, and 5 dipping sauces really hit the spot. The only things I really wish I had now are 3D Doritos and Pizza Rolls. Remember 3D Doritos?? Bring em back, seriously! It would be nice to have my sister here to enjoy those with. We used to chow down on Totino’s and other snack foods whenever we had the house to ourselves for an evening. Good times!

Did you watch the Super Bowl? Did you like the half time show? What did you think of the commercials?