I was talking to a colleague the other when he wax-lyricalled about the hummus he bought from his supermarket.
I couldn’t help help but tell him off about buying hummus from the shops.
Hummus is one food that anyone can put together. All you need is a food processor. If you haven’t got any food processor, just use a blender.
The hummus will come out just as fine regardless of whatever tool you employ.
This recipe below has been tried and tested by me several times and it works great every time. The only difference in outcome is how much salt I add to taste.
The ingredients work together so well that you will never miss the creaminess of this fantastic Middle Eastern creation.
Besides the central ingredient of hummus is chickpeas. Chickpeas belong to the legume group of foods. Legumes should form part of your staple diet week in weeek out.
We are also going to use Tahini in this recipe. Now don’t let that frighten you if you are not familiar with what Tahini is. Tahini is simply a sesame seed paste and I can guarantee you it is available in a supermarket near you. Just ask the shop assistants. They will direct you to where Tahini is.
Better still, get Tahini from UK Amazon here or US Amazon here.
So, what do we need to make this awesome hummus recipe?
Chickpeas X 2 Cans
Garlic X 2 cloves
Lemon X 1
Tahini X 3 tbs [Tahini on US Amazon]
Cumin seeds or ground cumin X 2 tbs
Rapeseed oil or Olive oil X 2 tbs
Black Pepper X 1 tbs and half
Paprika hot X 2 tbs
Nutritional facts for Chickpeas per 100 g
|Total fat||2.6 g|
|Saturated fat||0.3 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||1.2 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0.6 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||27 g|
Chickpeas will also furnish your body with Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Calcium and Iron.
How to make this awesome hummus
>> Drain your chickpeas using a strainer
>> Chop up your garlic and squeeze out your lemon use. Make your own lemon juice. Do not use a shop bought one.
>> Pour the lemon juice into your food processor or blender. Add the garlic.
>> Add the tahini, the black pepper and the cumin.
>> Now blend the content for about 1 minute. It will form a thick paste and you may need to scrape the content from the wall of the blender or food processor jar.
>> It’s now time to add the drained chickpeas into the blender or food processor along with the rapeseed oil or olive oil and salt to taste.
>> Blend again for about 1 minute. Turn off blender and scrape the content down and blend again for another minute.
> What you want is a fine paste. Now some people might like the hummus a bit thinner. If that’s you, then add a small amount of water to thin it out to your liking and blend again.
>> Turn off food processor or blender and scoop out content.
Your awesome hummus is ready to tickle your taste buds.
Oh, one more thing: Garnish with chopped chives. I gotta tell you, the chives add a spicy herbal tangy flavour to the hummus. If you can access chives from your local shop, use them on the hummus. You will love it.
Serve with Carrots, pita bread, cucumber, banana oatmeal cookies or any food that you feel will complement this great food. Flush down with a glass of squeezed lemon on ice and have the time of your life. This hummus works great with the carrots in my experience.
What was my blood glucose reading with this awesome hummus? I had a reading of 5.6 mmol/l (100.8 mg/dl) 1 hour post meal. Even more awesome!
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