Greece Staycation Snacks: DIY Hummus Dip

hummus2Hummus dip is a long time favorite in Greece, as well as a healthy and simple to make snack you can make yourself! Hummus is perfect for dipping vegetables or pita chips in, and is full of healthy ingredients sure to satisfy your tastes and your diet. Take a look at how you can make your own DIY hummus dip to enjoy while you experience your Greece staycation. In just minutes you can whip up a batch and be enjoying the tastes of the land in no time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans (a 15 oz. can works great)
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more depending on tastes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • paprika for serving

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Directions:
Begin by preparing your ingredients. You want to drain and rinse your can of beans first. Then, mince your garlic and squeeze your lemon juice so it is ready to add.

To make your hummus, simply combine the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. It is best to add the oil and water a little bit at a time until you get the texture you wish. Some people like their hummus smoother than others, so add or subtract these liquid ingredients to get your recipe just to your liking. You can then sprinkle the final product with the paprika when done. It will add some extra flavor but also serves as a garnish.

To serve your hummus, cut a selection of fresh vegetables such as carrots or peppers,  or you can serve with pita chips. It is perfect for dipping and tastes best when served cold. If you wish, create a whole assortment of dipping items and enjoy a taste test. Hummus is a taste that most children will even enjoy and is a great way to get them to eat their vegetables.

Give this easy DIY hummus dip a try and really take your Greece staycation to the next level! It is a fun and tasty way to experience Greece right in your own kitchen.

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