This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Feta is spicy and tangy in the best way. Serve with raw veggies or pita bread for the perfect snack or lunchbox addition. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Abbott.
With only a few weeks left of summer, we are in full back-to-school mode over here. School supplies are ready to go, new lunch boxes and backpacks are just waiting to be filled, and (my personal favorite) earlier bedtimes have been reinstated.
We had a lot of fun this summer (like on our quick visit to Magnolia Market in Waco, TX) and for the first time that I can remember I’m actually not counting the days for them to go back. I do miss the routine that the school year provides, but it’s been nice to be a little lazy and spend our time how we please. My grocery budget, however, can’t wait for them to go back!
This summer I’ve been trying to keep a list of new foods (or at least new combinations) that the girls enjoyed so that I would have some fresh ideas of what to pack in their lunch boxes. One thing they couldn’t get enough of these past few weeks was hummus!
I was surprised how much Sophia (4) loved it. We’ve been buying a smoky chipotle hummus that is delicious but I wanted to start making my own instead. It couldn’t be easier; toss everything in a food processor, or high-powered blender, and you’re good to go!
We love the flavors in my Roasted Red Pepper Pasta and I wondered if those flavors would translate well to hummus. Spoiler alert: they do. I added in some feta cheese for a little extra tang like I often do with some of my favorite recipes- like my Baked Eggs with Tomatoes and Feta and Feta Roasted New Potatoes. This hummus is going to be making frequent appearances in the lunch box rotation.
Isabella has never been fond of sandwiches in her lunchbox so I often struggle with what to put in there. Luckily, she is a pretty adventurous eater so I can fill her up with fruits, veggies, nuts, and rolled up slices of ham or turkey.
I know to look for fiber and protein when trying to pack her a nutritious lunch, but I’ve just recently learned about the importance of including good sources of lutein. What is lutein? It’s a nutrient compound known to promote eye health, but new research from Abbott abd the University of Illinois at the Center for Nutrition Learning and Memory shows it may also improve learning and memory at all stages of life. Lutein can be found in many vegetables, leafy greens, egg yolks, and more.
Serve this tasty Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Feta with carrots, celery, and broccoli – all three of which are great sources of lutein!
- 15 oz garbanzo beans drained
- 4 oz feta crumbled
- 4 oz roasted red peppers
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 tbsp water
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or high-powered blender.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Abbott.