Hummus is rich with iron and vitamin C and also has significant amounts of folate and vitamin B6.Hummus is an Arabic word meaning “chickpeas”. The chickpeas are great source of protein and dietary fiber. The tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of the amino acid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Depending on the recipe, hummus carries varying amounts of monounsaturated fat. Hummus is useful in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Here is one great healthy recipe for sharing.
– 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
– 1 1/2 tbsp tahini
– 1 garlic clove
– 1 tbsp plive oil
– 1/2 tsp ground cumin
– 2 cups water
– dash of paprika
In the bowl of food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice, process for 1 min. Add olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and salt to the mixture, process 30 sec. Add half of the chickpeas and 1 cup water, process 1 min and then add the others, process 1-2 minutes. Slowly add water until consistency is perfect. Springle with paprika.
Refrigirate up to one week.
Chickpeas: You can use already cooked, or you can prepare them yourself: leave them to soak in water overnight, then the next day cook them until they are soft. You can use the water in which they were cooked for the hummus recipe.