This healthy hommus recipe is easy to make, delicious for dips & spreads.
Hummus recipe (add cucumbers, carrots...veggies)
Hummus originates from the Middle East and is a delicious dip, spread, or savory dish. It’s made from chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. Store bought hummus uses a lot of olive oil, and while this is healthy, it can increase calorie count. This dish has just-the-right amount of olive oil, spices and flavor.
Per serve: 251 cals, 22 g carb, 8 g fiber, 8 g protein, 16 g fat.
Ingredients (4 serving)
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- light salt to taste
Start by preparing the chickpeas. If you are preparing dry chickpeas follow the instructions on the packaging or if you are using canned make sure to drain the chickpeas and rinse them well.
Once the chickpeas are ready, place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until it forms a smooth and creamy texture.
Store the hummus into an air tight container or portion it out immediately into 4 servings.
Why it’s sooo good!
Tahini (sesame seed oil) contains high monounsaturated fats, which have been known to promote weight loss. Both chickpeas and tahini have high calcium and this is helpful in maintaining strong bones. The ingredients in hummus are high in dietary iron, and we all need more of that! Chickpeas are packed with antioxidants and several other key nutrients.