blended garbanzo beans are the base of hummus, with lots of protein, fiber and fuel for your body
Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are thoroughly blended together with an assortment of ingredients to create a smooth creamy dip perfect to pair with pita chips or fresh vegetables. Chickpeas belong to the legume family which includes various beans, peanuts, soybeans, and lentils. They’re an excellent source of dietary fiber. They also are a good source of plant based muscle-building protein, and are packed with minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iron. In just half a cup there are about 27 grams of carbohydrates, which is your body’s preferred source of fuel and energy. Tahini is also traditionally included in hummus, which is ground sesame seed paste and adds a wonderfully nutty flavor.
Roasted Garlic Hummus
1 tbs olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves
1, 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 to 1.5 tbs tahini
Juice of 1 full medium sized lemon
2 tsp white vinegar
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
¼ tsp paprika
½ tsp ground sea salt
¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)
fresh parsley to garnish
- Add olive oil and garlic to a small skillet on medium heat. Allow garlic to become golden brown then remove from heat.
- Add garlic and the olive oil it roasted in into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients (except parsley) and blend well.
- If hummus is too thick add water in slowly to reach your desired consistency, 1 tbs at a time. Carefully balance spices with the more water you add.
- Add to serving plate, garnish with fresh parsley and paprika. Let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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