Homemade Hummus

I see people buying hummus that is already packaged and it surprises me. The packaged hummus is loaded with fats, oils & sodium.

Hummus is so easy to make at home. Here it can be made to be a nutritious source of protein with little fat and you control the sodium.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Fresh basil, cilantro or my favorite African Blue Sage
  • You will also need a food processor. I use my Ninja

  1. Place chickpeas in your processor
  2. Add in herbs, lime juice, cumin & garlic. 
  3. Make sure you stir the tahini well because the paste will settle to the bottom and becomes thick. When you measure it out make sure you have a nice mixture of the paste & oil. 
  4. Add your tahini.
  5. Add your water. 
  6. Process for about 4 minutes until creamy.
  7. You may want to add some more water and a pinch of salt and process a little bit more.
  8. When it reaches the texture you like, place in a sealable bowl to store in the fridge.

You can add all kinds of things to change and fancy up this basic hummus. I love to add roasted jalapeños or smoked paprika. I’ve also added homemade pesto with tomatoes. You can add pine nuts & cinnamon. The list is endless.

Experiment that’s what is really fun about cooking!

Per serving (2 tablespoons)

  • 60 calories
  • 3g protein
  • 9g carbohydrates – 2 sugars
  • 2g fat
  • 0 cholesterol
  • 2g fiber

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Have a glorious day!

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