Make some homemade hummus
Quick, Easy and Yummy Vegan Hummus
Need a quick and healthy vegan snack? How about making some easy, homemade hummus? Hummus is a middle eastern food made of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) and tahini. It is chock full of protein and fiber. It's good for you and it's delicious. Serve your hummus with pita bread, tortilla chips, or cut fresh veggies. Hummus is a great dip for parties. My kids love it, and they have no idea how good it is for them. Hummus was one of my number one cravings when I was pregnant. You can make this delicious recipe in about 5 minutes. Here are step by step directions and a printable recipe for this healthy snack!
Simple, healthy ingredients
Thus hummus requires just 6 simple ingredients and a food processor. That's all you need. In 5 minutes you will be enjoying your homemade hummus. Everything in this recipe is healthy for you. Fresh garlic, chick peas, olive oil, chili powder, lemon juice and tahini. You probably already have most of those in your pantry. Ready to make some? Read on!
Health Benefits of Chickpeas - Not only are they delicious, but they are so good for you!
Chickpeas are a great food to add to your diet. They are healthy and yummy!
- They are a good source of the essential trace element molybdenum as well as well as a good source of fiber, folic acid and manganese.
- The fiber in chickpeas can help decrease cholesterol.
- Chick peas have a low glycemic index of 28 to 32.
Garlic has some great health benefits! - Plus it is bursting with flavor
Make sure you add garlic to your dip. Garlic is so good for you. It can boost your immune system, add antioxidants to you diet, help prevent heart disease and inflammation and more. The healthiest way to eat garlic is raw. I eat garlic daily. I love my garlic press. Although this recipe calls for 1 clove of garlic, I sometimes add 2. Add as much garlic as you prefer.
Make sure you have tahini and chickpeas on hand!
I always make sure I have a jar of tahini in my pantry, so I can make this recipe whenever I want to. And have a few cans of garbanzo beans/chick peas on hand too!
Get a good Garlic Press - garlic adds flavor to life!
I use my garlic press daily! I add freshly pressed garlic to almost everything. You need a good press! Mine is easy to use, easy to squeeze and easy to clean. Once you realize how good fresh garlic tastes, you won't be using garlic powder or jarred garlic anymore. Fresh garlic contains the most health benefits too.
This is my very favorite garlic press!
Ready to mix!
After all the ingredients are in the food processor, just pulse for a minute or 2 until you get the consistency you like. If you like a thicker hummus, pour off some of the liquid from the canned chick peas. If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can add more of the liquid.
Yum! Instant Hummus! - Now wasn't that easy?
Hummus is so very healthy for you. I serve mine with veggies like cut peppers and baby carrots. My kids are getting the healthy proteins and they are enjoying a delicious snack at the same time. Make some hummus today!
I have made this hummus so often, that I no longer bother to measure. You can adapt the amount of garlic, lemon, and chili power to your own taste.
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 garlic clove
- freshly pressed (or 2 if you prefer)
- Empty all ingredients into a food processor. I usually dump a bit of the liquid off of the canned chickpeas before I add them. If you like your hummus thicker, drain the chickpeas. If you like it a bit thinner, drain off some but not all of the liquid. Close your food processor and pulse it for about 1 minute or until your hummus reaches the consistency you prefer. Serve hummus with pita chips or fresh veggies. You can store any left overs in the fridge.