I love chickpeas and therefore I love hummus. Chickpeas are a good source of plant protein and fibre and can be added to many a dish or simply roasted for a healthy snack. Adding chickpeas to soups, stews, curries, salads an roasted vegetables is an easy way to add more fibre to your family meals. Canned chickpeas are a great pantry staple but you can also cook up a large batch of dried chickpeas and keep them in the freezer. If you have something on hand, you are more likely to use it.
Easy to prepare, hummus is a nutrient-rich addition for any meal or snack. Hummus can be used in a number of ways to add the benefits of chickpeas to your diet.
5 ways to use hummus:
- Sandwich or cracker spread
- Pasta sauce (with added water or tinned tomato)
- Vegetable dip for snacks
- Burger topping
- Salad dressing (with added olive oil and mustard)
By April 22, 2014Published:
- Prep: 10 mins
I love chickpeas and therefore I love hummus. Chickpeas are a good source of plant protein and fibre and can be added to many a dish …
- 1 tin chickpeas (keep the liquid)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- a sprinkle paprika to garnish
- 2 teaspoon tahini optional
- Add the drained chickpeas and the remaining ingredients to the food processor and blend.
- Serve with whole wheat crackers or spread on a sandwich with lettuce, cucumber and low fat feta cheese.