Off season? Healthy house party snacks? Summer-time picnic ideas? Try organic, low fat, low salt, baked blue corn chips and this homemade garlic basil hummus.  Save a few dollars and make you own hummus, rather than splurging on store-bought brands (which just so happen to have gmo soy and milk, nightshades, strange acids, and dextrose).  For a different texture, try organic white beans! White beans are very similar in taste to garbanzos, but may be a little more smooth in texture.  This recipe is quite spicy, so if you want a more mild flavor decrease the amount of garlic by half.   

Garlic Basil Hummus
Serves 4
Each serving: 155 calories – 7 grams protein  I  21 grams carb  I  7 grams fat

1 can organic garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
4 organic fresh garlic cloves, skin removed
5 leaves fresh basil, torn into smaller shreds
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
1/3 cup raw tahini
1 tbsp organic onion powder
ground Himalayan salt and peppercorn, to taste

Puree all in food processor or Vitamix until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Cover and chill until ready to serve.