Homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus has gotten really popular in the last few years, and for good reason. Its a delicious, healthy and quick snack thats very versatile. Hummus is one of those things I would buy week after week. When we are having things like chicken for dinner Avah (who is mostly vegetarian, I say mostly because she will eat some hamburger….. sometimes….) can always eat hummus for her protein. As I do with most things, I buy them for awhile, then get the bright idea that I can make it….I mean, I have to be able to make it cheaper than I can buy it, right?

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So I bought everything I needed, and came to find its not only super easy and cheap ( .99 cents for a can of organic garbanzo beans!) to make, but tastes WAY better, and when I mean way better, I mean it! Its simply delicious!

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By making it at home we eliminate unnecessary ingredients like “natural flavors” and “canola oil” which are harmful and don’t belong in a health food! Its hard enough trying to eliminate these harmful ingredients from the junk food we eat, let alone worrying about it being in our health food! Lets take a look at some of  the benefits of chickpeas:

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  • They are packed full of vitamins and minerals like manganese, folate, copper, phosphorus, and iron.
  • They are high in soluble fiber, making them a heart healthy food.
  • Helps regulate blood sugar.
  • Helps detox sulphates in your body.
  • Helps boost energy levels.
  • Good source of protein.
  • They contain phytochemicals which can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Lets take a minute to ponder on this wise quote- “You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” unknown

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Homemade Rosted Garlic Hummus

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (at least 5 tbsp chickpea liquid reserved)
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 1-2 tsp tahiniBuy organic tahini paste here
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp pink salt or sea salt (depending on your taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 tbsp chickpea liquid ( more or less depending on the consistency you like)
  • Olive oil, fresh parsley, and paprika for garnish.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300
  • Place head of garlic in the oven on a cookie sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and roast garlic for 25-30 min. or until soft.
  • Let garlic cool and it should pop out easily.
  • Add beans, roasted garlic, tahini, spices, and olive oil to your Nutri Bullet.
  • With your Nutri-bulletBuy a Nutri-Bullet here or food processor, blend until smooth.
  • Add chickpea liquid 1 tbsp at a time and blend until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Place in a bowl, top with olive oil, chopped fresh parsley, and paprika.
  • Enjoy with fresh veggies, spread on Crusty Artisan Bread, or wraps!

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