Posted on | July 24, 2011 | No Comments
I just made best homemade Hummus! Better than anything you can buy in the store for sure. So cheap & easy – and because I made it myself, I can make it as healthy as I want.
I highly recommend that if you are looking for a healthier dip or spread to snack on, choose hummus. Make it yourself by following this recipe that I use:
- 1 can (400g) chickpeas, drained* (288 calories; 17.2g protein, 23.3g carbs, 5.2g fat)
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons tahini paste (178 calories; 5.1g protein, 6.36g carbs, 16.12g fat)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (119 calories; 0g protein, 0g carbs, 13.5g fat)
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon praprika
*save the drained juice in a glass to use if you need to make the hummus wetter to blend.
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and mix really well. If the mixture needs more moisture to blend well, use the reserved chickpea can juice.
Note: This makes a really large portion. I would divide this over 4 – 5 days easily which brings it to only about 120 calories per serve. Eat with some celery and you have the perfect, healthy snack.
Hint: To make this contain less fat, use less oil and tahini and instead use the juice from the can to blend.