Although most stores sell hummus now I think it's just as easy to make my own. It takes about 10 minutes in the food processor, using chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans), garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice, and olive oil. The resulting puree is high in fiber and low in fat. It really fills me up, especially if I use vegetable sticks as dippers. That can be really messy to eat in the car though--like on Tuesday when I have a short time to get a meal in between the gym and work, but if I dice the vegetables and stir in enough hummus to coat them, the resulting mixture can easily be eaten with a spoon (and a napkin spread over my lap).
The dish never turns out the same way twice because I use whatever vegetables I have on hand. Sometimes I add a little extra salt and pepper or a couple of dashes of hot sauce to the blend. Sometimes I don't. It's always good.
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