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
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?