You probably realised how much I love my hummus. To have a meal that is so easy to prepare and be nourishing at the same time, you gotta ask the question: what’s not to like?
I will also add that if you really want to make hummus as often as I do, then you need to get one essential tool. Having the right tool makes life so much easier that preparing your next hummus will be a breeze.
What tool am I on about?
It’s the food processor. I know I have always said a blender will make a nice substitute for the food processor, if you don’t own one.
That may be true. But using a blender is a lot more fiddly and more involving when you want to make the hummus. Don’t forget hummus is a paste.
If the end product of what you are preparing is a thick paste, then a food processor is to be preferred to a blender.
So here we are, we are going to be making the almond butter hummus. Almonds have moderately high polyunsaturated fatty acids, with a total of 12 grams per 100 grams, most of it in omega-6. Almonds are a fabulous source of riboflavin, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and copper.
Time to employ it in our hummus recipe.
What do we need for this almond butter hummus recipe?
Almond butter X 3 tbs
Chickpeas (drained) X 2 Cans
Garlic X 3 cloves
Lemon fruit X 2
Hot paprika powder X 2 tbs
Black pepper X 1 tbs and half
Cumin powder or seeds X 2 tbs
Almond butter nutritional information per tbs (16 g)
|Total fat||9 g|
|Saturated fat||0.7 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||5 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||2.2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||3 g|
How to make the Almond butter hummus
>> Chop up your garlic, squeeze and de-seed your lemon fruits.
>> Pour the lemon juice into food processor or blender.
>> Add the cumin, garlic, hot paprika powder, black pepper and the almond butter and blend together for about 10 seconds.
>> Pause the food processor or blender. Scrape down the contents from the sides of the food processor into the base. The initial blending action will cause a splash inside the processor. Gently scraping the splashed content will return the blended ingredients back to the base of the food processor.
>> Now add the chickpeas and salt to taste.
>> Turn on the processor again to mash up all the content. You may pause it after 2 minutes and may be manually stir the content to ensure a homogenous hummus paste. Turn it off when you are happy with it.
That’s it. Your almond butter hummus is ready to be savoured.
Garnish with chopped chives and serve with a complementary food to go with it. Pita bread, Rye bread, Carrots, Tortilla chips, Lentil chips, Beetroot chips are examples of complementary foods that will go with the almond butter hummus.
I had mine with roasted parsnips. Gorgeous!
Testing the almond butter hummus and roasted parsnips 1 hour after eating, I had a blood glucose reading of 6.2 mmol/l (111.6 mg/dl). Pretty good.
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