10 Minute Hummus

Lately, I have been trying to get in gear for this wedding. I downloaded a step tracker and try to beat my steps every day at work. I’ve also tried switching up my meals. I swapped my yogurt and fruit for egg whites and spinach. My lunch food prep is coming soon too!

I wanted to come up with a super fast and easy snack that would still fill me up on the go! These aren’t the most traditional ingredients for hummus, but they definitely are delicious! I recommend finding something very light to dip. Pictured are some organic sweet potato and rice crisps. They were perfect in this hummus.

You can also use fresh carrots or celery if you want to go even lower carb. If you are pro carb then I suggest trying with some garlic-y pita!

Like most of my recipes- this is extremely easy to customize. You can throw in whatever flavors you prefer. I like simple and spicy!

10 Minute Hummus
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Recipe type: Dip
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Serves: 10
 
Creamy hummus ready in 10 minutes!
Ingredients
  • 1 can of chick peas
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ½ tsp of pink salt
  • ½ tsp of fresh cracked pepper
  • ¼ tsp of red pepper
  • ¼ tsp of crushed red pepper
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp of red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup of pico de gallo
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add half of the olive oil and the can of chick peas (drained)
  2. Sprinkle in the seasonings and blend
  3. Add in the lemon and vinegar
  4. If you want a creamier texture use the rest of the olive oil.
  5. Top with pico de gallo

Hopefully this wasn’t too simple of a recipe! I sure do love it! You can also spoon a little over a salad (that’s my personal favorite!)

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Grilled Corn Cheese Dip

grilled corn and cheese dip

grilled corn and cheese dip

Summer is the one of my favorite seasons for appetizers, especially a dip! There are so many fresh ingredients available. During the colder months I usually make heavier appetizers since they are so comforting, but I love making dips and salsas during the summer! This grilled corn dip is a “lightened” version of my bacon dip. It is by no means healthy, but this dip is definitely a good alternative to some of the others out there.

grilled corn and cheese dip

This is one of those easy go to dips that you can serve at a BBQ or a casual gathering. These ooey gooey bites won’t stick around long! In all honesty I was just playing around with recipes when I made this. Patrick and I finished it off in about 15 minutes. Such a perfect combo of flavors. Everything I want in a summer grilled corn bite!

grilled corn and cheese dip

I served this dip up with a toasted baguette, but it would be great with some tortilla chips or fresh veggies. Our farmers market has some amazing sweet corn available right now PERFECT for grilling. We grilled a few cobs then let them cool before cutting the kernels off. Something about the sweet corn and sharp cheese just make such a fantastic bite!

Grilled Corn Cheese Dip
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Serves: 4
 
Fresh summer ingredients come together in this super cheesy dip!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of grilled corn
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 cup of light sour cream
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 cups of sharp shredded cheddar
  • ½ cup of pico de gallo
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a sauce pan fry the chopped onions with the tbsp of butter.
  3. When they are nice and caramelized take off the heat.
  4. In a large bowl mix together the sour cream, mayo, paprika, garlic powder, and corn.
  5. Stir in the fried onions and one cup of cheese.
  6. Scoop into an oven safe dish.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Cover with remaining cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Top with the pico de gallo and serve!

grilled corn and cheese dip

Enjoy at your next cookout! If you really want to spice it up add a little hot sauce on top. ┬áDon’t forget to tag #kelliericecakes if you make this dip!

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