This hummus recipe combines incredibly healthy ingredients into one delicious dip that pairs well with veggies, crackers and pita. You can even use it on sandwiches in place of mayonnaise. In only 5 minutes you will be dipping into your new favourite snack.
Getting enough vegetables into your diet is a challenge for many people. Dips like this hummus make it so much easier to eat more vegetables in a wide variety. You can make a bigger batch of this dip and freeze it for easy snacking later on.
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Let’s talk about the ingredients in this dip and why you should eat more of them. First, chickpeas are a high protein, nutrient dense food. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and are high in fiber. Fiber helps improve digestion and can help with weight management, as it keeps you feeling full and satisfied. Chickpeas are a great meat alternative as well.
Hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) are a true superfood. More than 25% of their calories are high-quality protein. They are also high in omega-6 and more importantly omega-3, which is an essential fatty acid that most people have difficulty getting enough of in their diet. Hemp seeds are a rich source of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Hemp seeds have been linked to a reduction in heart disease. Like chickpeas, hemp seeds are a great source of fiber and which is essential for digestive health. Whole hemp seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which have different health benefits.
Garlic has been used throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat different conditions. Garlic has been linked to everything from lowering the risk of lung cancer to decreasing the frequency of the common cold.
Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber and other health-promoting plant compounds such as polyphenols. Lemons have been linked to heart health, weight control and digestive health.
Feel free to play around with your favorite spices and make this recipe your own.
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 lemon, juice only
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Raw vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, baby sweet corn and baby carrots to serve.
- Add all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
- Add more oil or lemon juice to taste. Serve with the vegetables and store in the fridge.
Total time: 5 minutes Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: None
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Calories: 240 Fat: 17g Carbs: 23g Protein: 8g
We hope you enjoy this delicious dip. Pair it with your favourite crackers and vegetables and make yourself the perfect snack. Whip up a bigger batch and serve it at your next event!
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