Hummus is one of my all time favorite dips to serve when guest come. Hummus is a dip and spread popular in the Middle East. Chefs make hummus using chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Hummus is not only delicious, but it comes packed with plenty of nutrients and antioxidants as well. Hummus is rich in healthy fats, slow-burning carbs, and it’s the only plant-based source of protein with a complete amino acid profile. This fact makes hummus an excellent source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. Hummus also contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including; Zinc, iron, potassium, folate copper and manganese. Yummy and healthy!
Most traditional hummus recipes work with five ingredients of chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, and garlic – then blend on high in a blender, food processor or Vitamix until smooth. However, you can make alterations to the hummus to spruce up the flavor and texture of the paste. And there’s no peeling chick peas. Just a generous time in the food processor to whip it up nice and fluffy and really puree it well. It’s creamy, it’s rich, it’s tangy and it has such a delicious flavor from the tahini. You can’t go wrong with this hummus!
Hummus is one of the best healthy snacks. It makes the perfect dip for all your favorite fresh veggies, it makes such a delicious spread on sandwiches or wraps, and it also makes such a great addition to different bowls like buddha bowls and my infamous delicious Hummus Salad.
Tips for the Perfect Hummus Every Time
Measure the ingredients that way it will have a consistent flavor.
Use the water from the can of chick peas (not tap or bottled water), this helps make the hummus fluffy because did you know this stuff whips up like cream does?
Use good guality ingredients and stick with fresh lemon juice not anything from a bottle.
Watch out for rancid tahini. If it’s gone bad it will have a strong sharp unpleasant flavor and can ruin the hummus.
This is the perfect ratio in my opinion but if you like a little more tahini or garlic feel free to add some for a strong flavor.
Let it blenddddd. 5 minutes in the food processor really allows it time to puree the chickpeas and whip it up nice and fluffy.
INGREDIENTS & PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Organic Chickpeas: https://amzn.to/2YVA8vK
Organic Tahini: https://amzn.to/2KD2TnH
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