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. Tabathia B says:

    potato salad with fried chicken and deviled eggs

  2. I’m not entering this one. One thing I do NOT need is one more picnic bag/basket/blanket. We’re stocked. Just stopping in to say “Woah, there’s carrots in that hummus!” Not sure how I feel about that…

  3. Amanda H says:

    Macaroni and cheese and baked chicken!

  4. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I like to make sandwiches with loaves if french bread, then cut them into single sandwich size–roasted veggie and pesto is one of our favorites.

  5. Sheila K. says:

    My favorite picnic food is watermelon!

  6. D Schmidt says:

    Favorite picnic food is sausage rolls

  7. We like honey turkey sandwiches and a whole wheat roll.

  8. It’s not a picnic without fried chicken and all the trimmings! I personally could eat about a dozen deviled eggs and not even blink. 😉

  9. I have only had hummus one time and enjoyed it. Not sure if the boys would or not. When we do a picnic I love to make sure we have a watermelon. You know how easy it is to get them cold up here in these mountain streams. ;o)

  10. Carolyn G says:

    Fried chicken and pasta salad!

  11. barbecued chicken fruit salad muffins

  12. April Brenay says:

    fried chicken! 🙂

  13. dani marie says:

    i think fried chicken or cheese.

  14. Rosanne Morrison says:

    Fried chicken

  15. Sheila Foley says:

    Chicken, deviled eggs and lemonade

  16. Crissy M says:

    Pita wraps with avocado

  17. Turkey or roastbeef sandwhiches.

  18. I love to make Ciabatta, turkey, pesto and mozzerella sandwiches.

  19. Kathlean Owens says:

    I love cold fried chicken, potato salad, and fruit.

  20. michelle colon says:

    We love potato salad! either homemade or the kind from publix yummmy!

  21. Debbie C says:

    My favorite is potato salad using my Mom’s old recipe. It isn’t a picnic without it.

  22. Jennifer C says:

    This sounds boring, but I think PBJ is our favorite picnic staple food.

  23. Eileen Burke says:

    My fave is cold fried chciken

  24. deana c says:

    We always have cold fried chicken on our picnincs

  25. Paula Tavernie says:

    Our fave is Fried Chicken!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  26. Karen Gonyea says:

    Cole Slaw 🙂

  27. Tiffany Hearn says:

    Potato salad is my fave. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  28. Hamburgers, potato salad and baked beans.

  29. Theresa Dell says:

    Fried chicken and cole slaw

  30. Leslie Luke Stanziani says:

    cold fried chicken and potato salad

  31. Angela Tyler says:

    Fresh tomatoes from the garden for a sandwich, watermelon and potato salad.

  32. Linda Lansford says:

    hotdogs and chips are good

  33. Wendy R says:

    my favorite is potato salad!

  34. Angela Neynaber says:

    We like to pack turkey sandwiches with chips and potatoe salad.

  35. kathy pease says:

    i love potato salad

  36. Crystal Feldman says:

    fried chicken, coleslaw and deviled eggs

  37. Meat,cheese sandwiches on hawaiin bread rolls

  38. Amy Woods-Smith says:

    Potato salad!

  39. Lynda E says:

    Fried chicken and potato salad.

  40. Janet Boyanton says:

    Fried chicken!

  41. Chrystal J. says:

    I love turkey and cheese sandwiches with potato chips.

  42. Cindy Merrill says:

    My hubby makes a scrumptious Pasta salad with lots of chopped veggies with a balsamic vinegar & oil dressing. Very popular for picnic lunch!

  43. Belinda Shaw says:

    I really like potato salad.

  44. alyce poalillo says:

    Orzo salad and brownies with lemonade

  45. Harold D says:

    Fried Chicken and potato salad is my favorite picnic food!

  46. Diana Stanhope says:

    My favorite is macaroni salad. It is so refreshing on a summer day! Thank you for the great giveaway. I could sure use a new picnic basket.

  47. amy deeter says:

    pasta salad

  48. My favorite picnic food/s would be watermelon and turkey with cheese sandwiches!

  49. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Love chicken and potato salad
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  50. Jennifer B. says:

    The Hummus sounds wonderful. We like to take a long cheese, crackers, and green grapes.

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