Tuesday, January 19

Hummus

I love Hummus. It is so delicious. For the past week I have been eating hummus on toast every day for breakfast! That is how good it is.

For those who don't know, hummus is a spread made from pureed chickpeas.
If, like me, you don't eat a lot of meat, hummus with wheat toast makes a perfect snack that includes a complete protein. Making your own hummus is the healthiest way to eat it, so here is a delicious recipe for traditional hummus:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste: can be found at Whole Foods)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley (optional).

If you don't want to make it yourself, my favorite store-bought hummus is the roasted garlic hummus from Whole Foods. Trader Joe's also has some good flavors.

Hummus is good on toast, with any sort of flatbread, on crackers, with eggplant, with fish, with grilled chicken, on a sandwich with tomato, or as a dip for your cold cut veggies.

1 comment:

Karen said...

This looks good, Kayli and I love hummus. Just need to find some Tahini so I can try it out.