Friday, January 4, 2013

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Protein Packed Hummus!

Good morning everyone...

Can you believe Friday is here already?! (This means I only have a few more days left in my vacation! Sigh!)

How did all that time go by so quickly?!


Before I get into today's recipe...

I thought I should let y'all know that...

I'm in Toronto, with my brother (Mr. FUntastic)...

Sibling road trip to his new digs!
My sister is staying at my Aunt's house with my cousins :)

Ready to get things started (in the kitchen) for his 30th birthday celebration! (Yep, it's going to be a FUn time tonight!)

We went out to an incredible restaurant last night called Guu.
Holy Bananza it was good and FUn!
Happy Birthday Obeeeebaaaa! ;)
My nickname for mahh big brothaah!


Did I mention I'm also meeting up with Krysten from The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail (for the very first time) today?!

Here she is doing the #FUFACE :)

I'm super duper excited for our date! (Maybe even a little nervous too! lol I do wish Morgan from Life After Bagels could come out as well but she's sick with a crazy cold/flu that's been going around! Boo!)


In keeping with tradition...

Today is the day I get to share with you a new recipe via...



In light of my making a few appetizers for my big brother's birthday (by request)...

I thought I would share with you a new recipe I will be putting out and using in one of tonight's appz! 

Let's rewind a little bit...

As of late...

SuperFit and I have been enjoying Hummus with our meals!

Having said that...

I thought enough was enough...

I just had to make my own!

I did!

And, can you believe...

I even got SuperFit to help out?! (He sure did! lol)

He did a fine job ;)

Without following any recipe (don't worry, I took notes)...

I went with my gut and went for it!

I gotta say...

I think it turned out great!


Here's the recipe!

Protein Packed Hummus

by *CaNdY FiT*
Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 2 big cans Chickpeas (drained)
  • 5-6 oz Chickpea juice (from can)
  • 1/3 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup 0% Natural Oikos Greek Yogurt (optional)
  • A dash of Paprika
  • A dash of Oregano (to top)
optional ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Chili Sauce (if you like it hot)
  • 2 tbsp Tahini

  1. Blend (pulse) all of the ingredients together with the exception of the Oregano.
  2. Blend until silky smooth.
  3. Remove from blender, bowl and enjoy! (However it is you like to eat your hummus! With pita, pita chips, veggies, protein..whateva!)
for safe keeping

You will have leftovers so, your place the surplus in a Tupperware container and refrigerate.

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Now (as promised)...

This is how I will use the hummus in one of tonight's appetizers!

Crispy Filled Hummus and Goat Cheese Shells

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • #1 Hummus and a Sundried Tomato.
  • #2 Goat Cheese, Olive Tapenade and a sprinkle of Paprika and Parsley to top.

  1. Adding fillings to each shell.
  2. Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes (or until slightly browned).
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Alright folks...

I gotta get going so...

Have a FUbulous weekend and...

Happy cooking!

Questions FU you...

Have you ever made Hummus?
Plans for the weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


  1. Yum! I LOVE Hummus! I pinned this one for later!! And I just LOVE that red kitchen in your photos!!!

  2. LOVE making my own hummus and LOVE that this is packed with protein!!

    1. Me too! :)

      I'll for sure be making my own from now on!

  3. Happy birthday to your brother!

    I've only made hummus once in my lifetime - I'm bookmarking your recipe :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I'll relay the message :)

      Have a great weekend as well!

  4. I love hummus! How have I never added Greek? Did you peel all the casings off the chickpeas? It's a pain but makes it crazy smooth.

    1. I didn't but I will make the time next time 4 sure! This was smooth (awesome blender) but I want to taste the difference when peeling off the casing 4 sure!

  5. I've been slacking no using other recipes instead of making my own! But I love this and love hummus! And goat cheese! And I'm jealous of your meetup!

    1. Hey! Get back to the kitchen! ;)

      Meeting Krysten was awesome!

  6. I love the idea of adding Greek yogurt to hummus. Enjoy your time meeting Krysten!

  7. ohhh great recipe! i'm keeping it!! ANd have fun in Toronto!

  8. How fun meeting up with Krysten! Enjoy. And I love to make my own hummus. So easy and you can jazz it up however you like ;-)

    1. It was great!!!! So lovely inside and out!

  9. Homemade hummus is so much better than store bought. My Fav is a roasted garlic that I make. As my grandfather used to say, it puts hair on your chest! ;) Have a fun date!!!

    1. Ohhhh...I'd love to know how to make yours! Nothing beats garlic breath! ;)

  10. Dang you! I have to have that hummus now! I really should stay away from recipe blog posts while pregnant and at work.

    I will be making this when I get home and it looks like you and your brother are close. So fun!

    1. LOL!

      We are definitely close :)

  11. Now I have to have hummus! It looks delicious Kierston! I'm hummus obsessed! Have you ever tried edamame hummus? So stinkin' good!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Yeah!! Have a great time in my home town!!


    1. Oh...GUU is a must try place if you ever make your way back to T.O!!! :)

  13. I've never put greek yogurt in hummus and you just blew my mind!!! I must try this addition immediately! I don't know what I've been missing!!

  14. Love hummus! And yes, I do make my own!
    I like you addition of greek yogurt; always good to get that protein in!
    I have two variations I enjoy making; one with sundried tomatoes and the other with roasted red peppers. Very, very yummy!

  15. I wish I could say I liked chickpeas but I don't. looks good though! :)

    I am so jealous that you got to meet Krysten!!!! How fun!!!

    Happy bday to the bro & happy weekend!

  16. Have fun this weekend!! Jealous that you get to hang out with Krysten. So fun.

  17. Yum, love humus and love the Greek yogurt added :)

  18. I've never tried to make my own hummus before!! This looks so yummy. For sure pinning this for future use. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  19. i LOVE your bro's name (oliver) b/c it reminds me of a kids movie i loved as a youngster (did i just say that?) called 'oliver & company' about a sweet orange cat. you know what else that looks sweet is his SUNDAE!
    vacations totally fly don't they? so envious of your blogger meetup!!! i'd love for all of us to meet someday. oh, and i totally am all over your hummus & app recipes. the greek yogurt with the chickpeas is such an extra protein punch and i LOVE little shell apps for their CRUNCH.
    have a FUbulous day!


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