Updated: Oct 23, 2021
Have you ever been stuck for an idea as to what you can serve guests to when they show up unexpected?
If you keep a can of Chick Peas in your pantry you will always be able to make a quick dip for snacks when visitors pop round. Most people have Carrots in their fridge, so you can quickly slice some carrots up and serve with this yummy and healthy Hummus dip.
You will need
2-3 Cloves Garlic, crushed (depending on your taste. Start with 2 Cloves, taste and add the 3rd Clove if you wish)
1 Can Organic Chick Peas (drained, keeping the liquid aside in a bowl)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1-2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (fresh is best but bottled is fine if you don’t have fresh)
Here's what you need to do
Put the Chick Peas, Garlic, Olive Oil, Garlic and Lemon Juice in a blender/chopper/mixer and blend until almost smooth.
Sprinkle some Cumin and Cayenne Pepper in to the Dip and blend
Taste the Hummus and add more of the Lemon Juice, Garlic or Spices to your taste
Serve in a cute bowl with sliced up Veggies (use whatever you have on hand – Carrots, Cucumber, Capsicum. Get creative, even Broccoli Florets and Cherry Tomatoes are yum with Hummus
Sprinkle a little Cayenne Pepper over the top of the Hummus for presentation and enjoy.
Traditionally Hummus also has Tahini in it but I don’t always use it in my Hummus. Feel free to also add Tahini if you wish.
Too easy yeah?
There are many health benefits to Hummus with thanks to the ingredients that go in to it.
Chick Peas are really healthy and high in Protein. Hummus is high in Omega 3s which is a win win for brain function and a strong, healthy heart.
You will also find the added bonus of Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Folic Acid and Amino Acids (tyrosine, phenylalanine and tryptophan) in Hummus. These Amino Acids are mood boosters and can also help you sleep better at night. Who wouldn’t love that right?
You can use Hummus for so much more than just a dip, because it is so versatile. You can use it as a spread on sandwiches, wraps, dressing in salad or even serve as a condiment with spicy food.
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