Two post in one day? What can I say? It’s Babette season! I’m in the kitchen, and loving it!
Hummus. It’s a Middle Eastern paste or dip made from ground garbanzo beans, olive oil, garlic and sesame seeds. Don’t pronounce it like “human” – that would be humus. Humus is good for the garden, but who wants to eat dirt?
This recipe is hummus. Pronounce it like “hum” …and you can hum a little tune while you make it, because it’s wonderfully healthy!
The following recipe only has 162 calorie in ¼ cup. It provides 4.7 grams of protein and is rich in calcium and iron. (¼ cup of hummus has twice the iron as ¼ cup of raisins.)
1 can garbanzo beans
1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
10-12 cloves garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
½ tsp cayenne (more or less)
Salt to taste
Eat it with crispy fresh veggies for a yummy guilt-free holiday snack!
Blend oil, lemon juice, salt, cayenne and garlic cloves till smooth.
Begin to add garbanzo beans a few at a time and blend till smooth.
Serve with veggies or flatbread.