Easy Hummus, No Tahini
Yesterday I gave up.
I love hummus. It’s healthy, easy to make and inexpensive.
My only problem is that I never have Tahini in the house. So yesterday I simply made hummus without.
Result was great.
Chickpeas are inexpensive and have great health benefits. They are high in protein but do not contain any cholesterol or saturated fats. Chickpeas are also known to be effective in preventing build up of cholesterol in the blood vessels. Chickpeas fits perfectly into a low GI diet since they maintain correct blood sugar levels.
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2 tablespoons olive oil (or why not use flaxoil)
juice from 1/4 to 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon of water
1-2 garlic cloves
salt and pepper
Rinse the beans. Mix beans, oil, water and juice until smooth. Add garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
It’s amazingly easy and amazingly good.
The most common is to use hummus as dip. Either with raw vegetables or pita bread.
But hummus is a great condiment. It’s prefect with food from the barbeque.
Or on a sandwich. Why not try a good tasty piece of bread with chicken, roasted red peppers and hummus.
Hummus also works well as a a binder/dressing for salads.
Or why not roll them into balls, tossed them in chickpea flour and then fry them to chickpea croquettes.
Image by Sakurako Kitsa.
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