This post was sponsored by The Women Bloggers, LLC and #SoapBoxInfluence. Special thanks to the Kendal King Group, creators of Bush’s #HummusMadeEasy Campaign. All opinions are my own.
It’s my birthday week! Woohoo! Mother’s Day is also coming up. My birthday always falls notoriously close to Mother’s Day every year (it’s May 6th) so I can never forget to celebrate one of the most special people in my life. That’s how I look at it, anyways. Oh, and there’s Cinco de Mayo on May 5th.
We’re also almost one year away from our wedding day! Wade and I will have been in a relationship for 5 1/2 years this upcoming May 13th. And May 13, 2017 is our wedding date.
So much to celebrate lately! I like to celebrate with food, how about you? My mother is making a trip to Austin this week to visit for my birthday and Mother’s Day. Wade’s mother is also most likely going to be swinging by on Mother’s Day weekend. With many guests popping up soon, I need some quick, easy and healthy snacks to whip up pronto.
Thankfully, Bush’s beans has got my back. You remember Bush’s, right? They make all kinds of beans. But did you know they’re also making prepared hummus packets to pair with their canned beans so you can easily create hummus at home? I know hummus is already pretty easy to make at home, but Bush’s went out of their way to make it EVEN easier. You literally just need one Bush’s Hummus Made Easy packet and one can of beans. Put ’em in the blender to mix up to desired consistency…and you’re done! You can find the Bush’s Hummus Made Easy packets at Walmart, right next to where you purchase your Bush’s beans. Convenience is key!
There are currently three different flavors of Bush’s Hummus Made Easy packets. I used each flavor to make a hummus dip and then added unique toppings to make them a bit fancier. You know, so it looks like I went through a lot of trouble to make these dips when really it took me about 30 minutes to make all three.
The first is a roasted balsamic strawberry topping on the classic hummus.
Then there’s Bush’s black bean southwestern flavored hummus packet, which I topped with some corn, chopped bell pepper, and a dash of cumin.
And finally, the roasted red pepper hummus packet paired with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and smoked paprika.
I give major props to Bush’s for keeping the ingredients simple. They really don’t include any additives or fillers in their Hummus Made Easy packets. Just plain, simple ingredients you would normally use to make hummus at home. Just add the beans!
Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Topped Hummus
1 16 oz. can of Bush’s garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1 Bush’s Classic Hummus Made Easy packet
1/3 cup roughly chopped strawberries
1 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add chopped strawberries to lightly greased pan. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over strawberries. Roast for 11 minutes.
Add garbanzo beans to blender. Add Bush’s Classic Hummus Made Easy packet to blender. Blend until smooth. Pour hummus into bowl and top with roasted balsamic strawberries.
Southwestern Black Bean Hummus
1 15 oz. can of Bush’s black beans
1 Bush’s Southwest Black Bean Hummus packet
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup roughly chopped green bell pepper
1/4 tsp. cumin
Add black beans to blender. Add Bush’s Southwest Black Bean Hummus Made Easy packet to blender. Blend until smooth. Pour hummus into bowl. Mix corn and green bell pepper together and sprinkle on top of prepared hummus. Sprinkle cumin on top of the veggies.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Sunflower Seeds and Smoked Paprika
1 15 oz. can of Bush’s black beans
1 Bush’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Made Easy packet
2 Tbsp. roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
Add black beans to blender. Add Bush’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Made Easy packet to blender. Blend until smooth. Pour hummus into bowl. Sprinkle with roasted sunflower seeds and smoked paprika.
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Do you like hummus? What kind is your favorite?