Hummus

April 12, 2014 • Recipes, Salads, Snacks • Views: 1582

This is such a great protein rich snack and is full of fiber from the chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed butter). They also contain folic acid, which is often used to help prevent cancer, strokes, and heart disease. They also contain zinc and magnesium which both have fantastic immune boosting qualities.

Beans in general are known to have lots of health benefits, such as lowering blood cholesterol, and containing both calcium and iron.

Hummus is kept in the fridge and is so good for your digestive track too! It’s completely satisfying and scrumptious with fresh vegetables, and its full of fiber and will really energize you between meals. This recipe is such a classic.

 Ingredients

10 minutes

  1. 3 cups of cooked chickpeas
  2. 1 gloves of garlic
  3. 2 tablespoons tahini
  4. 4 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  5. 1 teaspoon of cumin
  6. Salt & pepper to taste

 

I sometimes like to add one of the following to make my hummus a bit more exciting:

  • Roasted sweet red peppers
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Caramelized onions
  • Roasted garlic
  • Black or green olives
  • Steamed spinach
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Toasted pine nuts.

 

Instructions

  1. Simply place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Drizzle olive oil on top and present with a few chickpeas on top and serve.

 

Benefits

Nutrition (per serving): 125 calories, 29 calories from fat, 3.4g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 8.5mg sodium, 205.9mg potassium, 18.5g carbohydrates, 5.1g fiber, 3.1g sugar, 6.2g protein, 3.6 points.

 

 

 

 

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