Sunday, September 8, 2013

Smoked Paprika Hummus

Hummus hummus hummuuuuuuuus!!!
So versatile. So yummy in my tummy. I just love it.
It's so much cheaper and healthier for you to make it at home. The ingredients are simple, and you can control what goes in it! It's quick and simple to make and it's very hard to mess it up. You can do almost anything you want to it, and it will still taste great. It's awesome as a snack with veggies and/or some tortilla chips, or as a spread on sandwiches. The list is endless.

Not only can you use hummus with anything, it's packed with protein and fibre! Both protein and fibre are very filling, and help to regulate blood sugar levels. This is important for sustained energy throughout the day.
Today I decided to add a spice that I don't often use in my cooking.. smoked paprika. To read about the benefits of paprika, click here.



Ingredients: 

1 large can chickpeas (540ml)
3-4 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp smoked paprika
Juice of 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
1/4 C olive oil
1/4 C water (or to desired consistency)

Directions:
  • Open the can of chickpeas and pour into a strainer. Run water until all of the juice from the can is gone.
  • Then put the chickpeas into a food processor, along with all of the other ingredients excluding the water
  • Blend for about 30 seconds on high speed. Add the water in slowly with the food processor on low speed, and keep adding until desired consistency is reached.
You don't even have to bother about mincing the garlic. Isn't it a dream come true?

The final product!

My favorite veggie to eat with hummus is kohlrabi, but almost any vegetable you like will do the trick!



Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist. The health information contained herein is to share my knowledge and recipes. Any information provided is not intended to treat or cure any disease, or to replace any discussions with a health care provider. You, the reader, are personally responsible for ensuring the safe application of anything described herein. Read the Scope of Practice, as well as the Code of Ethics of an RHN-Holistic Nutritionist.

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