InTruBeauty: Clean Eating Recipe of the Week: Hummus



                                                                                                               

Friday, July 19, 2013

Clean Eating Recipe of the Week: Hummus

When I discovered how easy it was to make hummus, I wondered why I had ever purchased it in the store! With only a few ingredients you can make a fresh and delicious hummus. I like to pair it with Stacy's Pita Chips, Gluten Free crackers and of course fresh veggies like cherry or grape tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, etc. 


What you'll need:
1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 
3 Cloves Garlic 
Olive Oil 
Lemon Juice
Cumin

Optional: 
Play around with these ingredients to make variations of the basic hummus recipe below
Tomatoes
Red Peppers
Tahini 
Chili Powder
Chives
Jalapeno 
Black Pepper
Lime Juice 
Cayenne 


Empty 1 can of chickpeas into a blender with three cloves of diced garlic. Add in 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Don't buy the low sodium chickpeas or it will end up being too dry and you'll end up adding sodium into it.

Tip: 
I love olive oil and the highest grade is Extra Virgin which means that the oil was made within 24 hours of the olives being pressed. However, even purchasing olive oil can be tricky. 
To ensure you are actually getting EVVO:
-Look for USDA Organic 
-Look for darker glass bottle 
-Look for only 1 country of origin 

For presentation, make a dip in the middle of the hummus dish and add in some olive oil. 


So there you have it, a super easy way to make a basic hummus dish. This is a quick and easy appetizer to make for guests and is healthier especially when paired with fresh veggies. Don't be afraid to experiment and add in seasonings or other foods you enjoy. 

Check out my optional ingredients list above for some ideas!

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