HEALTHY EATS: HUMMUS WITH GREEK YOGURT

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of attending the Rogers Cup with Oikos Yogurt. Not only did we get to watch some great tennis- hey Roger Federer!!- we also got to learn about healthy eating habits before working out as well as some delicious snack ideas from Ariane Lavigne, a nutritionist that is also a snowboarder for Team Canada! My favourite recipe? A hummus with an extra dose of protein, courtesy of Oikos Canada. We eat hummus all the time at our house. Ara is Armenian so it’s pretty much as important a food group as water 😉 I loved the idea of making our usual snack time fare a little healthier! We eat hummus with carrots, bread, chicken- you name it, we’ll add it to it!

I’m excited to get to share this recipe with you and hope that it becomes a household favourite. It’s so easy to make and with very minimal ingredients. Read on for the recipe!

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Protein filled Hummus with Oikos Canada

yields 4 portions
You’ll need:

  • 540 grams canned chickpeas, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup 0% Oikos Greek Yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Ara and I usually like to add a little red pepper and olive oil and the very end- totally optional but it adds a little something to your hummus!

In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Pulse until smooth.

Using a spatula, empty contents into small bowl.

If you’re going for the hummus a la Ara approach, create a small indentation in the middle of the hummus. Pour in one teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (you’ll want the good stuff for this!!) Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve!

This hummus can stay in the fridge for up to four days!

*Nutrient Info for 3/4 cup

  • 140 calories
  • 10 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 22 grams of carbohydrates

*does not include the olive oil per Ara’s recommendation 😉

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Photography by Lisa Renault Studios for It’s a Sparkly Life

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