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Hey Chickpea!

We all have that random can of garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, in our cupboards that we have no idea what to do with. Seriously, when I went to the grocery store when we were first told we were going into lockdown due to COVID-19, all the cans of garbanzo beans were gone, I was honestly shocked! So, if you are one of those people with multiple cans of garbanzo beans already in your cupboard, I found the best solution for you - make some hummus!

Hummus takes minimal ingredients and is a nutritious, light snack to munch on while you work or are lounging around. It also makes for the perfect appetizer for social gatherings.

You can add whatever spices you like to make the hummus unique to you to satisfy your own tastebuds. Also a little tip, to make the hummus super creamy, add extra tahini!

Tahini is a staple ingredient in my cupboard that surprisingly not a lot of people know about. Tahini is grounded up sunflower seeds, so essentially a nut butter. It is filled with healthy fats and contains more protein than milk and most nuts. Tahini is filled with B vitamins that naturally boost energy and brain function, as well as vitamin E, which is protective against stroke and heart disease. Lastly, it contains essential minerals, including calcium, iron and magnesium.

In regards to hummus, I like to use it as either a salad dressing or, as it's most commonly used, a dip with some carrots, pita chips, sugar snap peas...really whatever fresh vegetables I have on hand.

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Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)

  • 3 tbsp tahini

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • juice of 1 🍋

  • 1/4 cup water

**if you like spice add in some red pepper flakes or hot sauce


Recommended toppings:

  • pomegranate

  • basil

  • cumin


Recommendations to serve with:

  • pita chips

  • carrots

  • tomatos

  • peppers

  • cucumbers


Directions:

1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor, place on high until a thick creamy consistency. Stop to scrape down the sides as necessary. That's it!


**if you want it to be super creamy, add in an extra tbsp of tahini.


Enjoy!



Recipe inspired by Pick Up Limes


What is your favorite flavor of hummus? Let me know in the comment box below.

 

Health Benefits from the ingredients in the Hummus:

  • Basil supports brain function, relieves stress, anti-aging properties, strengthens bones, aids metabolism, anti-microbial properties, maintains eyes healthy, strong source of antioxidants

  • Carrots improve eye health, boost immunity, aid digestion, reduce inflammation

  • Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) support satiety, weight loss, blood sugar regulation, aid digestion, lowers cholesterol

  • Garlic boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, promotes detoxification & heart health

  • Olive Oil lowers cholesterol, promotes heart health, reduces inflammation

  • Pomegranates reduce inflammation & risk of cancer, promote heart health, boost immunity, lower blood pressure & support neurological health

  • Tahini supports skin & muscle health

  • Tomato reduces inflammation, promotes heart health, may help reduce risk of stroke


xoxo Holly

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