Delicious Summer Hummus Recipe – {Giveaway}

I feel like summer just started and yet we only have 4 weeks left of summer fun. The girls start back school the second week of August. If I think about this too much, the tears will start streaming down my face. Our summer schedule is going so well, that I do not want to give up the schedule. Every moment is being savored. Our family has done so many great adventures this summer, but the moments I have really enjoyed are our family picnics. A picnic is so much fun and includes lots of family laughs. My girls can make me laugh so hard.

For example, check out this joke that L came up with:

Why did the drink cross the road?

Because he drunk.

As corny as that joke was, I could not stop laughing. The way she said it just had me rolling.

During our picnics, we love to eat pretzels and hummus. Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables sent me this summer hummus recipe. You have to try it out.

Smoky Carrot Hummus Sandwich Spread

Makes 2 ¼ cups

Get out of your mayo and mustard rut with this flavorful and healthy sandwich topper.


1 (15 ounce) cans Libby’s® Sliced Carrots drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can Libby’s® Organic Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or curry powder)
½ teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


In a food processor, blend together carrots, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic cloves, paprika, cumin and pepper. While processor is running, slowly pour in olive oil. Process until smooth.

To make a sandwich, spread 2 tablespoons of carrot hummus on one slice of whole grain bread of your choice. Top with avocado, tomato, turkey or your favorite sandwich fillings. Top with another piece of whole grain bread.

Keep remaining spread in sealed container for up to 10 days in refrigerator.

Hummus is so healthy for you. We really enjoy it on wheat thins too!

Does your family love going on picnics? I have a super fun GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader is going to win an Insulated Picnic Basket in Red and Picnic Blanket Tote in Red.

I am in love with this picnic basket and blanket tote. The basket is so fashionable and so easy to pack cold items into. Can you tell I am a fan?


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Get outside with your family and have a picnic. It is so simple, costs very little and equals so much family fun!

Disclosure: Thank you to Libby’s Table for this awesome recipe. I received the same giveaway items in this post. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.

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  1. Vicki D. says:

    I like hot dogs cooked on the grill.

  2. lakeeissa drakeford says:

    classic favorite-fried chicken, crab salad

  3. Subway sandwiches

  4. Favorite Family Picnic Food- Watermelon Kababs

  5. ryan minton says:

    hot dogs and macaroni salad!

  6. Cheese & crackers, and fresh fruit

  7. Marcia Goss says:

    Fried Chicken, baked beans, and watermelon.

  8. Rebecca says:

    My favorite picnic foods are cold fried chicken and homemade potato salad!

  9. Renee C says:

    My favorite thing to take for a picnic is Publix subs!

  10. Samantha says:

    I love pasta salad!

  11. Patrice says:

    Our favorite family picnic food is a veggie sandwich and potato salad.

  12. janis kaseman says:

    chicken salad and chips

  13. Katherine says:

    Deviled eggs

  14. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Brats and Burgers, pasta salad and fruitsalad are my favs for a picnic.

  15. Elena V says:

    Cream cheese and lox whole-wheat bagels with fresh dill! Oh they are so good.

  16. Ann Council says:

    Fried Chicken

  17. Breanne says:

    Potato salad

  18. susan smoaks says:

    i love to take watermelon with us on a picnic

  19. tiffany tellerday says:

    i love hotdogs

  20. Jennifer McKay says:

    watergate salad

  21. I like pasta salad, potato salad, chicken, etc.

  22. Jessica says:

    Can’t have a picnic without watermelon 🙂


  23. Ribs

  24. Sasha Dang says:

    Grapes, cheese, crackers and wine!

  25. Beverly M says:

    We like potato salad, fried chicken and watermelon. Thanks for this contest!

  26. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    While we like to grill in the back yard – we often TAKE picnics down to the beach/lake to relax, maybe take a swim and then have dinner and watch the Sunset. So we can’t cook/make dinner at the beach – we have to bring it (preferably/hopefully) in your wonderful, prize = PICNIC BASKET!

    So what we usually bring for our picnic dinners is something like a loaf of French or Italian Bread, some crudite /raw veggies and some cheese or a dip/spread like Hummus, Baba Gannoush, Spinach or Spinach Artichoke dips and a hearty pasta, rice, whole grain or bean salad with lots of veggies and some protein but NO MAYO.;
    Oh and of course some fruit and lots of water, iced tea or lemonade.

    Great prize. Thanks!

  27. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

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  28. tam childers says:

    hot dogs and watermelon

  29. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:
  30. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Potato salad, hot dogs and beans are my fav.

  31. Trisha McKee says:

    Pasta Salad is our favorite.

  32. Veronica Garrett says:

    I love fried chicken.

  33. Penny Snyder says:

    Loaded Potato Salad!

  34. Laurie Emerson says:

    Macaroni Salad.

  35. Sandwiches or quiche and fresh fruits.

  36. Watermelon is a great refreshment!

  37. fried chicken

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