I still am not certain ‘without any doubt’ about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil. So, my experiment goes on until I feel I need to give it up because it is causing harm to my body. Nonetheless, here’s an easy hummus recipe I dreamt up. I like simple, easy and tasty, and this one more than qualifies. I just made this today and it’s delicious!
I ran out of tahini sauce months ago, so I am using olive oil. I’ll tell you, I am amazed at how EVOO changes the taste of nearly everything you use it on. For example, fried potatoes taste wonderful and salad with a little drizzled with added balsamic vinegar tastes great! And, you don’t really need to use much of it, so a little goes a long way…
How I do my Extra Virgin Olive Oil Hummus Recipe
- I cook my garbanzo beans from scratch, but you don’t have to
- Any drained and rinsed can of them will do fine
- I make the garbanzo beans the same way I do ‘pintos’ in my farberware pressure cooker
- Add about a cup or two of cooked garbanzo beans in your Cuisinart®
- Spices I add I do not measure
- I do it ‘by eye and taste’
- Add a shake of paprika, garlic salt, cumin, chili powder, Kirkland® organic no salt 21 spice seasoning from Costco®, onion powder, pinch of parsley flakes, a dash of balsamic vinegar and squirt of jalapeno sauce (1/4 cup chicken broth optional)
- Add a tablespoon of EVOO
- But, it is optional
- You can substitute water instead
- Blend until smooth
- I blended mine for about 5 minutes
This dip with celery tastes really creamy. I don’t know how else to describe its taste other than by saying it tastes fantastic. I am sure you could spread or dip it with or on any vegetable. Try dipping a fried potato in it. I know I will.
‘I feel if adding (a little) extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, spices, even grated parmesan/Romano cheese to your plant based whole food makes you eat more of it, the health benefits outweigh penalties…’ ~ your author
This is a healthy snack anytime during the day. I don’t make this too often, but it seems I make hummus slightly different every time. My other hummus recipe has tahini in it. I am not sure which I like best. I think both ways are my favorite.
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor. Don’t forget there remains controversy about health benefits of EVOO, because certain doctors and health authorities disagree, research is inconclusive sometimes contradicting each other. Therefore, use your own judgement and listen to how your body reacts to foods you eat.