A healthy, easy homemade hummus. Serve with homemade pita chips, or vegetables.
Hummus is a delicious alternative as a dip for vegetables, crackers, or pita chips. I also used this hummus recipe when I make Grilled Zucchini Panini Wraps, and Mashed Chickpea Salad. It is so easy to make, all ingredients get tossed into the food processor and blend until smooth. Really, its that simple.
I really like my hummus full of garlic. I absolutely love the taste of garlic. So often I will toss in a few more cloves then are called for in the recipe. Garlic is such a nutritious food. Did you know that throughout ancient history, the main use of garlic was for its medicinal properties? When a clove of garlic is chopped, crushed or chewed, it releases a compound called allicin. Which also gives garlic its distinct smell. Allicin is responsible for most of the health benefits related to garlic; immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Garlic also contains antioxidants that combat the ageing process. I can stay young by eating garlic?? sign my up! 🙂
The chickpeas in the hummus are an excellent source of plant based protein. They are a rich source of dietary fibre and contain numerous vitamins and minerals such as manganese and folate. Manganese helps support bone development and folate aids in new cell growth.
But really, aside from all the health benefits of hummus, it tastes amazing! Serve with these easy to make pita chips for a prefect appetizer.
To make the hummus, really you just place all ingredients in the bowl if a food processor and blend until smooth. Yep, that’s it!
Serve with pita chips, crackers or vegetables.
- 1 can (540 ml/19 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 - 6 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, or sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin, if desired
- Place all ingredients in the bowl if a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Serve with pita chips, crackers or vegetables.