Apple-Spice Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 sweet apple (such as Golden Delicious), peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter or tahini
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, optional
  • Apple slices, carrot slices, and/or whole wheat crackers

Directions:

1.  In a food processor bowl or blender container place half of the following ingredients: garbanzo beans, chopped apple, lemon juice, peanut butter, water, salt, apple pie spice, and cayenne.  Cover and process or blend until smooth; transfer to bowl.  Repeat with the remaining half of above ingredients; combine with the previously blended batch.  Cover; refrigerate up to 3 days.  Before serving, sprinkle the dip with cayenne pepper.

2.  Serve dip with apple slices, carrot slices, and/or whole wheat crackers.  Makes 3 cups (24 2-tablespoon servings).