Country Ranch Sunflower Hummus

We love good ol’ fashioned chickpea hummus but sometimes it’s fun to change up the routine by adding different spices and herbs. We added some dried basil and dill to give it a country ranch kick.

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Makes: about 1-1/2 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained (reserve 6 Tablespoons liquid from can)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ice water, plus additional if needed
  • NatureBox Country Ranch Sunflower Kernels, for garnish

Directions:

1.  In blender or food processor, place lemon juice, chickpeas and their liquid, tahini, and herbs and spices. Blend 1 minute or until very well combined. With blender running, drizzle in ice water. If a thinner consistency is desired, blend in additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with NatureBox Country Ranch Sunflower Kernels.

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Lori is a Detroit-area food writer, recipe developer and restaurant reviewer. She’s usually found in the kitchen cooking up something that undoubtedly involves beets, lemons or coconut for her blog, Foxes Love Lemons. Check out more of her recipes here.