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Cheese Stuffed Mexican Hummus Bites - These cheesy hummus bites are made extra crispy with roasted chickpeas! Dip them in a guacamole for a healthier snack or appetizer on game day! Only 3 SmartPoints. | FoodFaithFitness.com | @FoodFaithFit
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Cheesy Spicy Hummus Roasted Chickpeas Bites with Guacamole {Gluten Free + Grain Free}

These cheesy hummus bites are made extra crispy with roasted chickpeas! Dip them in a guacamole for a healthier snack or appetizer on game day!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 13 oz Chickpeas drained and rinsed (1 can)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 10 oz Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus 1 container
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese grated + 16 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro minced
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Cooking Spray
  • Sabra Guacamole for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Dump the rinsed chickpeas onto a paper towel and dry them off well. Remove any of the papery skins that fall of the chickpeas, and then place them into a medium bowl.
  • Drizzle the olive oil, cumin and smoked paprika onto the chickpeas and toss to evenly coat. Spread them onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake the chickpeas for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake another 15 minutes until they are golden brown and crunchy. Let cool for a few minutes.
  • Once cooled, put the chickpeas into a SMALL food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until crumbly.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the hummus, grated cheddar cheese and cilantro. Whisk the egg in a small bowl, and then add it into the hummus mixture. Finally, add in the chickpea crumbles. Stir until evenly mixed. Your mixture will be quite wet.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and drop 16 heaping Tablespoon-sized balls of the hummus mixture onto the prepared pan. You should have a little bit left over to help seal the bites after you put the cheese in.
  • Press one of the cheese cubes into the center of a ball and use your fingers to press the hummus batter around it, and close off the hole. Additionally, form the balls into a circle with a small spoon. Repeat for all the bites. It will be messy. I found it helps to wash your hands every few bites. If any bites have some visible cheese, use the remaining mixture to press on top.
  • Spray the bites with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes. Then, spray them again and bake an additional 6-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve IMMEDIATELY with the guacamole to dip.
  • DEVOUR!