A small amount of hummus delivers an impressive dose of plant protein and fiber. Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are the primary source of these satiating and energizing nutrients. In addition to protein and fiber, these powerhouse pulses pack a wealth of other key nutrients like folate, iron, potassium, and manganese. Chickpeas also boast a low glycemic index, which may help in managing blood sugar levels.
Makes about 2 cups
- 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained & rinsed
- ⅓ cup tahini (sesame seeds paste)
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tbsp sesame or olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash cumin
- Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to thin it out with a bit of water, so add it 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time and blend.
Serve & enjoy!
Tip: Don’t like sesame? Use an avocado in place of the tahini, and olive oil in place of the sesame oil.