Hummus is a creamy, thick spread made primarily from mashed chickpeas and a few other healthy ingredients traditional from Middle Eastern and North African countries.

Homemade hummus done with high quality ingredients -whole and unprocessed- has so many health benefits that makes it an excellent choice to include in our meals.

Among its health benefits are: It is a good source of plant-based protein; it is high in iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins; it helps balance cholesterol levels, reduce hypertension and protect against heart disease; it decreases inflammation, helps digestion, intestinal health, bone health and it boosts energy.

Here’s a recipe for hummus that I love for its simplicity and great taste. Try it and let me know your comments below!

Total time: 15min / Serves: 2


  • 1 cup garbanzo beans (low-sodium, drained)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika to taste
  • 1 pinch Himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve in a bowl topped with a bit more of olive oil and pine nuts (optional).


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