Hummus: Healthy and Delicious in 5 minuets

31 Aug

Hummus a delicious healthy creamy spread that can be eaten so many ways. I have always been a huge fan of hummus, but have never tried making my own until now. If you have never been tempted to try hummus before you should give it a try. This spread is made of mostly chick peas (or garbanzo beans if you prefer to call it) tahini (a sesame paste) and yogurt. Some recipes call for oil, but I rather omit that for a more fat free version.

Instead of dipping your veggie sticks into a tub of fatty ranch dressing try dipping it in hummus instead. You can use it in a sandwich in replace of mayo or in a wrap. Hummus can be used a dip for pretzels, crackers, tortilla chips, pita chips, pita bread, flat bread, and even sliced apples!


1 Can of Garbanzo beans

1/8 C Tahini

1/2 Greek Yogurt fat free

1/3 C lemon juice

3 leaves of mint

1/2 tsp Salt

2 cloves Garlic roughly chopped (roast them for a milder flavor)

1. Rise garbanzo bean several times and strain out the water

2. Combine in a food processor bean, tahini, yogurt, lemon juice, mint, salt and garlic. Blend for 1 minute and check for taste and consistency

3. Texture should be as thick as thick yogurt or sour cream, if it is too thick add water or lemon juice if you like more acid. Add more salt if you desire.

4. If texture is still lumpy, blend until smooth.

With a basic hummus recipe, you can add different flavors to it to spice it up. Add some chilies to make it at hot as you like. Add olives, roasted peppers, cilantro, sun dried tomatoes or more garlic for different varieties of flavors.


One Response to “Hummus: Healthy and Delicious in 5 minuets”

  1. NazarBlue September 2, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    Yum! I adore Hummus and make mine extra lemony. Sometimes I leave out the Tahini and use a mix of Chick peas (I assume in the US they’re called Garbanzo beans?!) and Cannelini beans.

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