Hummus is proof that healthy food can be easy to prepare. In just ten minutes of preparation, you have a healthy spread that contains ingredients that will not endanger your form or, more importantly, your health. It is also suitable for diabetics because it has a low glycemic index.
And while chickpeas protect your heart and lower your blood pressure. Tahini is known to be the enemy of bad LDL cholesterol. Hummus contains the perfect ratio of carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats, and is also rich in important minerals and vitamins.
How to Use Hummus?
Hummus is great to keep in the fridge, and is used as a snack with pie, vegetables or chips. It can also be used as a spread for sandwiches and is a great substitute for mayonnaise or cheese. You can use it as a topping for salad or pasta, or as a sauce for raw vegetables and as a side dish to main dishes.
Homemade hummus is quick, easy and cheap when it comes to it’s preparation, and it can be made with several different spices, which changes it’s taste.
How to Store The Easiest Homemade Hummus?
Store hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This way it can be stored for about five to seven days. You can also freeze it if you want. Then it can last for about three months.
Chickpeas are a gluten-free legume that is high in protein. So it is a great choice for vegetarians and vegans. In addition, it contains the so-called. resistant starch, which aids in weight loss.
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- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed)
- 2 tbsp tahini paste
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp coriander (freshly cracked)
- 1/2 tsp cumin (freshly cracked)
- 1/4 cup water (or more if needed)
- In a food processor, add all ingredients and combine until smooth.
- Once you have pureed the hummus, check the consistency. Add more water if needed. For more creamier hummus add more olive oil or tahini.
- Serve in a bowl topped with cooked chickpeas and olive oil or just spread it on a toast and enjoy it.
Some topping ideas: extra drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, toasted pine nuts, chopped roasted red peppers, sesame seeds.
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Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 20gNet Carbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 3,5gProtein: 7g