Hummus is an incredibly healthy spread. It’s really high in protein, fiber and important vitamins like A, K and B6. Adding it to your regular menu will significantly improve your overall nutrition game. Especially if you don’t skip garlic, although, granted it may not be your breakfast choice. Not if you are planning on leaving the house and meeting people.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic that doesn’t harm the beneficial bacteria in your gut and even helps it stay healthy and thrive. It lowers your blood pressure, improves bone health, helps you lower cholesterol levels and it may even improve your fitness performance helping you recover faster and exercise longer. Eating hummus every now and then is an easy and delicious way to add that extra garlic to your diet.
Good to know: The secret to great hummus is overcooked chickpeas. Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda to the water when you boil them and it’ll help break down the skin even further. This simple trick will make your hummus come out smooth and fluffy.
Note: If you like your hummus slightly tangy add lemon juice for taste before blending.
½ cup dried chickpeas or 1 can, drained
½ baking soda (if using dry chickpeas)
½ cup tahini
½ cup of water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
121 Calories per serving
1Soak the chickpeas in plenty of water overnight. The next day, drain the water, transfer the chickpeas to a medium size saucepan and cover with fresh water. Boil for 60 minutes or until chickpeas become so soft they are falling apart. Alternatively, use canned chickpeas and simply drain the water from the can.
2Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.