Ditch store-bought hummus for this delicious, easy homemade hummus recipe that is ready in less than 5 minutes. No unhealthy oils or additives here.
Chickpeas are beneficial for digestive health, providing about 15g of fiber a cup, with 75% of it insoluble fiber, which aids in elimination. They are a great source of plant-based protein, offering 15 grams of protein per cup.
Garlic may help lower cholesterol levels when consumed daily, and has been shown to exhibit 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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