I can honestly tell you that I am in LOVE with Hummus without tahini. Hummus is super healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor.
For those of you who have not met Hummus yet, let me tell introduce you. Hummus is a traditional Middle-Eastern dip comprised mostly of heart-healthy garbanzo beans. You can find hummus in many different flavors: horseradish; roasted pepper; curried; black bean; roasted eggplant; as well as many others. Hummus can be used as a dip, on sandwiches, and as a topping. I could go on an on about it!
WHY IS HUMMUS SO HEALTHY?
Hummus is made up mostly of garbanzo beans (chick peas) which are often called the most nutritious food in the world. Garbanzo beans are loaded with fiber which is helpful for proper digestion and proper digestion helps to boost your immune system and prevent diseases. A half-cup of garbanzo beans has about 143 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 grams of muscle-boosting protein. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber with about 5 grams in a half-cup serving. They also also nutrient dense packing magnesium, potassium and iron! You get all of these benefits in the virtually cholesterol and trans fat-free garbanzo bean!
You can get garbanzo beans either in dried form or in a can. I prefer the canned beans since they are ready to use. It is very easy to find these beans in and organic variety so if you are going for organic eating, this one is for you.
Healthy Homemade Hummus Recipe Without Tahini
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained, reserve liquid
- ½ teaspoon cumin, ground
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter – omit if you have allergies!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Add all ingredients into blender or food processor. Begin blending.
- Slowly add reserved liquid until the hummus is at your desired texture.
- Serve and Enjoy!
A traditional Hummus is made with Tahini (ground sesame seed paste) but I never seem to have any just hanging around the house. Don’t worry if you do not have any at home, you can make a fantastic hummus without it! After you master the traditional hummus, feel free to play with your recipe to create some amazing hummus spreads (my favorite has to be horseradish)! It will only take you about 5 minutes to make this amazing dip!
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