Spicy Cumin Hummus Recipe

I don’t know how many different hummus recipes I have made; honestly, I have lost count. I can never seem to find one that I really love. Inspired by those delicious falafels I made a couple weeks ago, I thought I would try the same recipe in hummus form. Not too shabby, a tad dry though; better as falafels but still delicious. Next time I might add a touch more olive oil and lemon juice; maybe another clove of garlic too. This is a bit of a thicker hummus; I kind of like it like that though.

I enjoy hummus with some crackers and/or veggies as a snack. Or sometimes I used it on sandwiches or just on toast; delicious!

Spicy Cumin Hummus Recipe

Ingredients
19 oz can chickpeas, rinsed
6 baby carrots
3-4 cloves garlic
2 tsp lemon juice, or more to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp cumin
.5-1 tbsp curry powder
1-2 tsp chipotle pepper powder (optional, spicy!)

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth; a hand mixer works too.

I am not 100% sure on calories; though I can assume it would be similar to the falafels (minus the flour, baking soda, celery and green onion.) The calories below are only approximate per tablespoon.

Nutritional Information per 1 tbsp spicy cumin hummus (approx)
28.4 calories
.5 grams of fat
5.2 grams of carbohydrates
1.1 grams of fiber
1.1 grams of protein

What’s For Dinner? Pork Roast, Aspargus, Smashed Poatoes

Tonight’s dinner was pork roast with steamed asparagus and smashed potatoes.

I marinaded and cooked the pork roast in Eat Shrink and Be Merry’s, Lord of the Wings sauce. I love this sauce (recipe here). I steamed the asparagus and topped with some of the marinade that was in the bottom of the pork roast pan. The potatoes are originally from the Pioneer Woman but I lighten them up by using only a very small amount of olive oil. This is a common combo for me as you can see from the link above. I just love this sauce and these potatoes!

marinaded pork roast, aspargus and potatoes

Total Dinner Calories: approximately 470 calories