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