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Hummus – A Super Food

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Hummus is a delicious, low fat spread that can complement turkey burgers, sandwiches, or baked falafel. It is also a great dip for vegetables!

Why it’s a super food:

-Hummus does not have any saturated fat or cholesterol.

-Hummus has omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart.

-Hummus is a great source of calcium and protein.

-Hummus is dairy free, and a great food for vegans.

Here is a simple hummus recipe:

1 can chickpeas (16 ounces)

1 medium clove of garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (to taste)

2 tablespoons roasted tahini (sesame paste) – optional

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Kosher salt

Directions:

Puree chickpeas and garlic with olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (optional), 3/4 teaspoon salt and cumin in a food processor* until smooth.  Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if necessary to reach desired consistency.  Transfer to a bowl, and sprinkle paprika on top if desired.

*If you do not have a food processor, you can use a blender, just start with the chickpeas and garlic first and add the other ingredients.

Use as a great dip for veggies or a condiment on salads and sandwiches.

What are your favorite uses for hummus?

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