Now, this hummus is my favorite. Not too many spices in it. I never tried it plain like this one. It’s not as ‘good looking’ as my roasted red pepper hummus.
I do though like it to have a little ‘heat’. I made it the other day. Here’s how I like this ‘no frills’ low maintenance hummus. A few metaphors now and then don’t hurt, either…
‘No Fat’ (Slightly Hot) Plain Jane Hummus
- Small amount of apple cider vinegar or balsamic
- Dash of soy sauce
- Squeeze 1/2 a lemon (optional)
- Sprinkle of cumin and chili pepper powder
- Pinch of parsley
- 1/4 cup of chopped onions or good sprinkle of onion powder
- Teaspoon of powdered garlic
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1-15 oz. can of garbanzo beans drained and washed
- Good dash of paprika
- Add Himalayan salt to taste
- Long squirt of your favorite hot sauce (optional)
- Blend in your food processor until you like the consistency
- Slice up and split narrow celery sticks
- Takes about 15 minutes to make
- Good healthy tasty snack!
‘Substitution of common dips and spreads with hummus helps to increase diet quality. Finally, emerging evidence suggests that chickpea and hummus consumption has benefits beyond providing basic nutrition. Consuming chickpeas and/or hummus may help prevent or offset the development and progression of several chronic diseases (CVD, type-2 diabetes, etc.) and promote healthier functional outcomes (e.g., weight management) [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188421/]’.
This is a good in between meal snack that’s not too spicy. The secret to good tasting food is not adding too much of anything that is overpowering. I use celery sticks to dip it with. I buy organic celery because it’s one of those notoriously dirty vegetables sprayed with pesticide and grown in chemical fertilizers.
You don’t always have to go organic, because some fruits and vegetables are known to be very clean. For example, you never need to buy organic bananas unless they are cheaper than regular bananas. But, you want to buy your spinach organic just like apples and imported grapes.
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188421/
Website Title Nutrients
Article Title The Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Chickpeas and Hummus
Date Published November 29, 2016
Date Accessed March 31, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.