Ditch store-bought hummus for this delicious, easy homemade hummus recipe. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes! No unhealthy oils or additives here.
I’m all for saving time and convenience, but not at the expense of good health.
Benefits of Homemade Hummus
Chickpeas are like little balls of flavor. Also called garbanzo beans, these lentils have a sweet nutty flavor and mash up into a good texture. They are beneficial for digestive health, providing about 15g of fiber per cup, with 75% of it insoluble fiber, which aids in elimination. They are also a great source of plant-based protein, offering 15 grams of protein per cup.
Garlic may help lower cholesterol levels when consumed daily. It’s so packed with good-for-you nutrients that it’s been shown to have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups (1 can, drained) cooked garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pink salt, or more to taste
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
Add garlic to a high-speed blender and pulse for a few seconds to roughly chop.
Add chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, spices, salt, and parsley. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Transfer to a bowl, and serve with veggie sticks or crackers.
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About the Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has helped thousands of people improve their health by optimizing their diet. She has created meal plans and programs to help you lose weight, clear up acne, and spend less time in the kitchen yet still eat healthy.
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