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3 Easy Food Processor Recipes to Try This Month

By February 5, 2017Recipes

As a dietetics student and lover of food, I can’t believe it took me this long to get a food processor! I’ve seen so many good recipes that call for the use of a food processor, and the magic bullet just doesn’t cut it (sorry mom). So shout out to my brother for this awesome christmas gift, and if you don’t have a food processor, I highly recommend! I’ve been using it during my meal prepping each week, and it’s been fun to try a variety of new recipes. Here are a few of my favorite new staples: 

1. Hummus


Prep Time: 15 min

When to Eat it: in between classes, afternoon snack, late night snack, all day everyday

Makes: 2 cups

Sh*t you need:

1 garlic clove
1 tsp kosher salt
2 cans (15.5 oz each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 c tahini 
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 c + 2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tbsp for serving
1/8 tsp paprika (optiona)

The Recipe:

1. With unit on high, process garlic to finely chopped (about 10 seconds).

2. Add remaining ingredients and process on slwo until smooth (about 3 minutes).

3. Stop periodically to scrape down the sides, as needed.

4. Transfer hummus to small serving bowl.

5. Make slight indent in the center of dip and fill remaining olive oil.

6. Sprinkle with paprika.


2. Cinnamon Date Muffins IMG_1530

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

When to eat it: Breakfast, mid day snack

Makes: 24 mini muffins

Sh*t you need: 

3/4 c almond meal 
3/4 c vanilla protein powder ( I use a vegan protein- VegaOne)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c dates, pitted
2 bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c egg whites
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 c almond milk
coconut oil spray

The Recipe

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine all wet ingredients in food processor, blend until completely smooth.

3. Add in dry ingredients.

4. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.

5. Add batter and bake for 20 min, until toothpick comes out clean .


3. Guacamole

Guacamole Avocados Drink Food


Prep Time: 10 minutes

When to eat it: On breakfast toast, mid day snack, or on top of your fav salad (the limit does not exist!)

Makes: 2 cups of guac

Sh*t you need

1 small garlic clove
1/2 jalapeno, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 scallion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, stems discarded
2 ripe avocados, halved, pits removed
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
3/4 tsp kosher salt

The Recipe

1. Use chopping blade feature and add in garlic, jalapeno, scallion, and cilantro.

2. Pulse to evenly chop.

3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

4. Add in avocado, lime, and salt.

5. Alternate between pulsing and running on high until reaching desired consistency (about 10-15 pulses).

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Author Kyndall Herman

Kyndall is in her 5th year at Florida State University obtaining two degrees in Dietetics and Exercise Science. When she isn't in class or studying, she can be found in the athletics department where she is a Sports Nutrition intern working with the FSU football team (#gonoles). In the rare event of some free time she enjoys binge watching netflix, taking naps w her puppy, and a good cup of cold brew coffee.

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