You voted on Instagram and so I bring you a few hummus variations. Hummus is an amazing dish which can be served as appetizer, spread or as a topping for your Buddah bowls. It is packed with plant protein and fiber which make your digestive system super happy. On the left you can see some of the benefits of chickpeas in more details
Due to their high fiber content, they help reducing your cholesterol levels and thus protecting your heart.
They make sure that your blood sugar levels are stable and is preventive of diabetes 2.
The insoluble fiber in chickpeas travels all the way to the last part of your digestive system (colon) and takes care of a healthy intestinal flora.
Nutrient wise chickpeas provide Manganese which supports your bone health. 1 cup covers already 85% of your daily need.
Folate is another important mineral found in chickpeas. It makes sure that your nervous system as well as your brain are kept healthy.
And last but not least you also benefit from the iron and zinc which support your immune system and help your body in energy production.
So you see, chickpeas are an amazing food which should be part of your diet. And hummus is one of the most delicious ways to eat them
- 1 can drained and rinsed chickpeas
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 Garlic glove
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Be careful with the amount of water. Add little by little to get the consistency you want
- Blend well and serve
Just add a bunch of fresh basil leaves to your basic recipe
Add half a beetroot to your basic recipe. You might need to add a little bit more water.
Instead of the tahini I used 1 Avocado to make an avocado hummus.
Of course the easiest way to twist the traditional hummus is to add some new spices and play around with them. Instead of just salt and pepper why not add some yellow curry powder or paprika powder? Or maybe add some chili flakes to make it spicy.
Here are some further ideas how to give your hummus a little twist and color
Roasted pepper hummus
Roast one red bell pepper (capsicum) in the oven. Remove the skin and add to your hummus
Sun dried tomato hummus
Add one cup sun dried tomatoes to your hummus. If they are soaked in oil, dry the oil with a kitchen towel before adding them to the food processor
Add one or two cups of spinach to your hummus
Have fun playing around with the hummus recipes and let me know if you have an other great variation, because I love hummus :)
Nurture your happiness,