Greek Cucumber Hummus Bites

I’m not much into New Year resolutions. Never really have been.

That’s not to say I’m looking down on others when they have resolutions. Not in the slightest sense.

I guess it’s just my experience and knowing myself that I have to be ready to set a goal for me to actually achieve it.

I’ve also learned {since being with the hubster and his insistent need of sweets} that I’m not the type to call it quits on a particular food group, if we’re speaking of eating or health-related resolutions. I’m more of the girl who lives by moderation. I try to eat nothing but healthy foods 95% of the time, but I do have a sweet tooth myself. So it’s not all the hubs’ fault, I guess.

Whether you’re a New Year Resolution type of person or not, we all need a plethora of options when it comes to healthy snacks. Today I have quite the recipe for you! It’s delicious, crunchy, carb-mindful, fast, & easy!

 

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These cucumber hummus bites are a perfect nod to Greek flavors with the combination of hummus, black olives, roasted red peppers, and/or sun dried tomatoes.

I just love the little antipasto, hummus platters that you can get as appetizers but the carb-y pita bread doesn’t always suit my needs. The cucumber serves as a perfect lower carb & calorie medium for the hummus and accompaniments.

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These are perfect for a weekday snack (albeit messy) or to serve at an upcoming football party! I can’t think about football right now {let alone Mardi Gras} as I’m still getting over the holidays being over. I know, I know. I just love them so much! Plus I miss vacation. I mean, who doesn’t?

Here they are, my Greek-inspired Cucumber Hummus Bites.

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Greek Cucumber Hummus Bites 

Ingredients:

4 cloves garlic

1 can white beans (cannelini), no salt added

juice of 1 lemon

2 Tbsp liquid from white beans

2 Tbsp Tahini paste

6 dashes Tabasco hot sauce

Directions:

Drain the white beans, reserve some of the liquid.

In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the garlic until minced. Add the remaining ingredients and process until coarsely or smoothly pureed depending on your preference.

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My hummus is lower in fat that a store bought variety since I’m using less tahini paste {ground sesame seeds}, but the lemon juice provides enough liquid to keep it the creaminess.

You can really use any beans you’d like– I just really like the creamy texture of the white beans. Garbanzo beans is a classic with a bit higher carb content, but black beans would be fun too!

Enjoy these perfect little bites any time of year!

Happy January!

xo,

Becca

 

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