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Wasabi and Soy Sauce Hummus with Blue Diamond Almonds

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This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more Game Changing Snacks, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

wasabi and soy hummus 2I don’t really do football.  Tailgating is fun (mostly for the beverages) and spending time with my friends is great, but I have just never really gotten into football.  I am more of a baseball kind of girl.  But one thing that I am really into during football season other than tailgating and social events is the FOOD.  A football party is kind of like Thanksgiving or Christmas.  It is basically a food free-for-all.

wasabi and soy hummus 7Even though I consider football parties to be somewhat of a free-for-all for snacks and treats, I still like to maintain some balance in my food choices.  The best way that I do that is by serving or bringing along a healthy snack option to outweigh all of the cheese, chips, and beer.  Trust me, there is nothing wrong with cheese, chips, and beer.  But sometimes you simply do not want to feel like a bloated mess.

wasabi and soy hummus 4I imagine there are others out there who have thoughts similar to mine.  Lucky for you, I’ve gotcha covered!

wasabi and soy hummus 5I encourage you to indulge a bit this coming Sunday, but I also recommend treating yourself to healthy snacks, too!  This Wasabi and Soy Sauce Hummus is the perfect way to keep things on the healthy track without feeling one bit deprived.

wasabi and soy hummus 6Wasabi and Soy Sauce Hummus with Blue Diamond Almonds (Vegan)

Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Blue Diamond Wasabi and Soy Sauce Almonds, plus more for topping
1/4 cup tahini
1 tsp horseradish
1/8 cup water
1 tsp Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce (coconut aminos would work, too)

Directions

1. Remove shells from chickpeas by rubbing them gently between two towels.

2. Combine chickpeas, almonds, tahini, horseradish, water, and aminos or soy sauce in a food processor or high-powered blender.  Blend for approximately 2 minutes, or until smooth.

wasabi and soy hummus 3I like serving hummus with a crunchy carb and raw vegetables.  My favorites are raw crackers, whole wheat crackers, rice crackers, carrots, and celery.  Feel free to choose whichever favorite crunchy munchies you have in mind.  Pretty much any carb or vegetable will work.  I imagine that this would spread perfectly on a chunk of crusty bread.

wasabi and soy hummus 8Dip it.

wasabi and soy hummus 9Munch it.

What are your favorite healthier tailgating recipes?  Share the links in the comments below!

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  • Joanna @Makingmine January 26, 2015, 5:53 am
    Yeah, I don't really "do" football either. I'll probably watch the Super Bowl halftime show and that's about it, haha! I'm always happy to help eat yummy food though! This sounds like an awesome way to add some variety to regular old hummus! Joanna @Makingmine recently posted...bumpdate: 26 weeksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 11:57 am
      I'm glad I am not the only one! Lately I have found that I sometimes even get bored with the commercials. I wish they would just play them all at once ;)
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine January 26, 2015, 6:40 am
    Mmm... I'm totally going to stalk the hashtag "Game Changing Snacks" for my game prep over the weekend :) I love the looks of this dip and the man LOVES himself some wasabi so this will definitely be on the menu. Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#dirtythirtyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:00 pm
      Oh I hear you. There are going to be SO many awesome snacks coming out of that hashtag!!
  • Linda @ Veganosity January 26, 2015, 7:00 am
    I didn't like football until Alex began her freshman year at the University of Iowa, then we went to our first Hawkeyes' game and I was hooked. Then, we went to our first game at the University of Alabama (my son's college), and I became a rabid fan. My husband is in disbelief at how fast I learned about football stats and players. :) I LOVE hummus! Wasabi and soy sauce hummus sounds insanely good!!! I just bought a bottle of Bragg's liquid aminos, now I know what to do with it. Thank you. Linda @ Veganosity recently posted...Vegan Spicy Black Bean Quinoa BurgerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:01 pm
      This makes me think that maybe there is still hope for me after all. Maybe one of these days I'll suddenly become a HUGE football fan ;) As far as the Bragg's goes.. I basically just use it in anything that I would normally use soy sauce for!
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies January 26, 2015, 7:01 am
    If it wasn't for blog posts, I wouldn't even know the Super Bowl is coming up. That's how on top of football I am. I do watch the Puppy Bowl with the Kitty Halftime Show, though! This hummus sounds tasty! I'm loving those wasabi and soy sauce almonds as is, so I have to imagine they're even better in hummus. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Black Bean and Pepper Jack DipMy Profile
    • Farrah January 26, 2015, 8:14 am
      hahaha, I'm so glad I'm not the only one! :P That's how I found out too! Farrah recently posted...Cervical CancerMy Profile
      • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:05 pm
        What would we do without bloggers?? ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:05 pm
      Ahh, the Puppy Bowl is the BEST!!! I could watch that for hours ;)
  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 26, 2015, 7:24 am
    Blue Diamond's wasabi almonds were such an unexpected surprise for me. They are actually my favorite flavor aside from the honey roasted ones. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted...Weekend Fun + Marathon PlaylistMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:06 pm
      Aren't they SO good? I was a little nervous at first because I thought they might be too hot, but I LOVE them. It's so hard for me to choose a favorite, but they are definitely in my top 5!
  • Farrah January 26, 2015, 8:15 am
    hehehe, I'm not much for football either--my favorite part of it back when I was forced to watch it = the food and the company. :] This sounds super good! I'd never have thought to use those flavors for hummus! I've never tailgated (is that how you use that word? I'm probably doin' it wrong, haha), but was told that this would be an awesome recipe for a Superbowl get-together! http://www.fairyburger.com/turkey-bacon-wrapped-stuffed-dates/
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:07 pm
      Tailgating is SO fun!! You definitely need to partake sometime even if you do not like football. You don't have to like football to like tailgating ;)
  • Missy January 26, 2015, 8:53 am
    Oh girl. OOOOOoohhhhhh girl. THIS IS SO HAPPENING in my world this weekend. I have everything because I am in love with hummus and wasabi soy anything. (So obvisously I always have those nuts). I have horseradish but I'd never have thought to add it! You are genius. I have a bag of these already open just waiting,,.,, http://www.riceworks.com/wasabi-soy-and-ginger I also have some wasabit soy triscuits and wasabi ginger Lays because I play dirty sometimes. TMI. It's an art.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:08 pm
      Wasabi soy triscuits?? YUM!!! Those would be amazing with this hummus!
      • Missy January 27, 2015, 8:20 am
        They'te really good. Plus they are those thin ones which are really amazing. And they have sugar and salt so you know.... |LOL.
        • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2015, 11:05 am
          Ahh, sooo good! I'll be on the look out :)
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog January 26, 2015, 8:55 am
    I LOVE wasabi! Until I eat too much of it and it (literally) makes me cry. Never thought to put it in hummus, but that's genius! Yum! Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...Chocolate Coffee SmoothieMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:08 pm
      I think you will like this hummus because it is JUST spicy enough, but not so hot that it will make you cry. It's a happy medium! ;)
  • Anna | richaskings January 26, 2015, 9:07 am
    Yum!! Adding this to the menu for Sunday. I'm all about using it as an excuse to eat delicious food! Thanks for sharing. :) Anna | richaskings recently posted...Crispy Baked WingsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:10 pm
      I personally think that is the best reason to have the Super Bowl. It's all about the food!! ;)
  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes January 26, 2015, 9:29 am
    I am in it for the commercials and food. This sounds awesome. I need to find those nuts ASAP! Jamie | Jamie's Recipes recently posted...Hot Spinach Artichoke DipMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:11 pm
      Yes you do!! They are life-changing. I love them in this hummus and I love them on their own :)
  • Olivia Schwab January 26, 2015, 12:06 pm
    OMG wow this looks incredible!! I'm for sure going to try this out soon! Olivia Schwab recently posted...My Favorite MakeupMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 12:11 pm
      Thank you Olivia! I hope you love it as much as I do! :)
  • Mary January 26, 2015, 12:19 pm
    I'm not a fan of the teams playing in the Super Bowl but I'm definitely a fan of this recipe!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 1:01 pm
      I'd say that's all that matters! ;)
  • Tiff January 26, 2015, 1:04 pm
    Mmmmm sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. x Tiff (Creator & Editor-In-Chief @ http://hautemessmag.com)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 4:27 pm
      Thank you Tiff!! I hope you give it a try :)
  • Kati Rose January 26, 2015, 1:42 pm
    I normally don't enjoy things like this, but for some reason these are sounding kind of good! I may have to try them during the super bowl this weekend! Kati Rose recently posted...2015 Breakout ArtistsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 4:28 pm
      Trust me, they are SO good!!! I was a little afraid about the wasabi at first, but these aren't too spicy. I love them!
  • Mags January 26, 2015, 3:40 pm
    That looks so good! I love soy sauce/wasabi almonds. Good to find another way to enjoy them. Mags recently posted...The Bauern-Stube, A Taste of Germany in Orlando.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 4:29 pm
      Aren't they awesome? They are definitely one of my faves! I am excited to have another excuse to eat them ... and I can feel extra healthy when I dip veggies in the hummus ;)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 26, 2015, 6:52 pm
    Yeah, I don't really get into the Superbowl either but I'm all about the food too! This hummus sounds amazing. I love the spicy addition of wasabi! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...The Easiest Four Ingredient QuesadillasMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 7:06 pm
      Thanks Sarah! Me too! ;) It is just spicy enough but not TOO HOT to eat!
  • Chloe - A Latte Lipstick January 26, 2015, 8:16 pm
    That looks super delicious! I love great alternative snacks that are filled with taste but healthy. Thanks for sharing! XO Chloe A Latte Lipstick Chloe - A Latte Lipstick recently posted...Let's Talk Strength Training.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 26, 2015, 9:48 pm
      You are SO welcome, Chloe! I hope you give this a try. It is certainly like any other snack you have tried before :)
  • Marlene @Nosh My Way January 27, 2015, 10:22 am
    I could care less about most sports. But I do love your hummus recipe with the wasabi soy almonds. So delicious. Marlene @Nosh My Way recently posted...Almond Crusted Crispy Crab Bites #GameChangingSnacksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 27, 2015, 10:58 am
      Thank you, Marlene! I would highly encourage you to give it a try ;)
  • Lauren B. January 28, 2015, 10:45 am
    What do the almonds do for the texture? Could I make it taste similar by simply using horseradish and soy sauce? I've got nothing against almonds... I just don't want to leave my house to buy them. :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 12:33 pm
      Haha, totally understandable! The almonds thicken it up a bit. I'm sure you could just use horseradish and soy suace, but it will be much thinner.
  • Nicole McDonald January 28, 2015, 4:02 pm
    That looks amazing! I'm not a fan of the wasabi almonds, but I LOVE this dip. I'm going to try that recipe. Nicole McDonald recently posted...February Monthly Meal with Calendar & Recipes!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 4:22 pm
      I really think you would like this. It doesn't have a super strong wasabi flavor. OR, it would be great with other flavors. I bet the smokehouse flavor would be good!
  • Jen January 29, 2015, 8:16 pm
    UM, YUM! This is going on our Super Bowl snack list! We love, love, love the Blue Diamond Wasabi flavor! Jen recently posted...Books to Read in 2015: NonfictionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 29, 2015, 9:07 pm
      Isn't it SO good?? It is definitely one of my favorite flavors! I love it in hummus form :)

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