Middle Eastern Hummus and Cucumbers

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This little appetizer idea is great for brunch or any party. It's light and creamy and refreshing.

You can also use butter instead of the olive oil to kick up the umami flavor. You could also garnish this dish with a bit of parsley or basil.

This dish is great with a chilled white wine. You could go oaky. For example, an oaked Chardonnay would be nice. But, we think an aged white wine would be even better. The nuttiness of the tahini would pair nicely with the nuttiness in these older wines. If you can find and unfiltered one, that's even better.

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9 oz cooked Chickpeas
1 whole Lemon
(4 oz) Tahini
2 Cloves garlic
(2 tbsp) Olive Oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
(3 tbsp) water
1 tsp paprika
3 Cucumbers
2 oz Cherry Tomatoes
Salt to taste
  1. In a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice and process for 90 secs.
  2. Add the olive oil, cumin, half a tsp of salt and minced garlic. Process for another 60 secs, scraping the...
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Nutritions

Calories
309

Sodium
45mg
1% DV

Fat
13g
21% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
31g
10% DV

Fiber
9g
38% DV

This sweet Strawberry Freezer Jam is the easiest and most delicious way to take advantage of the season's fresh berries! With just 4 ingredients and less than 30 minutes, you will have a small batch of thick strawberry jam that you can use on toast or biscuits, in yogurt, on ice cream, and more. You won't believe how simple this truly is!

2 c crushed strawberries
4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c water
1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 oz powdered fruit pectin
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  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water and pectin to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
61

Sodium
19mg
0% DV

Fat
1g
3% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
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