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?
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!
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:
- 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
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.
- 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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