By Dr Joe
An oil-free hummus is something to be exalted.
There is always this widespread impression that a hummus has to have vegetable oil slapped all over it for the hummus to be complete. I say, No, it doesn’t.
I have seen videos of hummus preparations where the hummus is practically dripping with virgin oilve oil. Yes, olive oil might be healthy but do you have to soak your hummus in it for you to enjoy it?
I don’t count calories in my eating plan but calories do matter to a certain extent. After all, they constitute your overall energy intake. Draping your hummus with so much oilve oil will just add to the overall calorie content without necessarily adding immensely to the eating experience.
Here I present to you an oil-free hummus recipe that you can enjoy without any undue calorie concerns.
This oil-free hummus recipe uses the 4-4-2 formula.
4 ingredients at the base of the food processor, 4 ingredients in the middle and another 2 ingredients at the top before the final blitz to get the end product – a sumptious oil-free hummus. This oil-free hummus is suitable for vegans, I should add.
So, what do we need for this oil-free hummus recipe?
Lemons X 2
Sweet Peppers X 2
Garlic X 3 cloves
Red Onion X 1
Cumin powder X 3 tbs
Coriander powder X 3 tbs
Paprika X 3 tbs
Tahini Paste X 4 tbs
Chickpeas X 2 cans
Salt to taste
How to make the oil-free hummus
==> Slice up your red onion, garlic, and bell peppers and chuck them into the food processor.
==> Squeeze out the juice from the 2 lemons and pour into the food processor. Blitz the content for about 2 minutes. This is the base.
==> Add the Tahini paste, the cumin powder, the coriander powder and paprika and blitz for about 1 minute.
==> Now drain the chickpeas and add them to the food processor. Always make sure, you get the chickpeas in water NOT in brine. Add salt on top and blitz the content until you are happy with the texture.
If you like your oil-free hummus very smooth, blitz for longer. You can always pause the food processor every now and again to check if you are happy with the texture.
That’s it. Your oil-free hummus is ready for your enjoyment.
Garnish with chives and some nuts like peanuts or cashew nuts.
Does this oil-free hummus hit the mark as far as blood sugar is concerned? You bet, it does. I got a reading of 5.0mmol/l (90mg/dl) 1 hour after eating it with some carrots.
Suggested further reading:
How To Supercharge Your Life and Restore Glowing Good Health