Hummus is very healthy and easy to make dip. This can be varied with variety of flavors and used in number of recipes.
Chickpeas and Tahini are main ingredients for hummus. Tahini is readily available in market. It is basically sesames seed butter and very easy to make. I made Tahini as well. You can see the recipe here.
Hummus is high in iron, vitamin C, folate and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of protein and dietary fiber; the tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of the amino acid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Hummus is great in vegetarian and vegan diets as it serves as a complete protein when eaten with pita bread.
- Chickpeas - 250 grms
- Garlic - 2 cloves
- Tahini - 3 tbsp
- Olive oil - 3 tbsp
- Lemon juice of 2 lemons
- Salt- 1 tsp
- Water - 3 tbsp
- Soak dry chickpea overnight or for 8 to 10 hrs, when done, drain and wash
- In a blender add chickpea, crushed garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt and water. Blend to make paste.
- In couple of minutes scarpe from the sides, gradually add olive oil and blend till it is fine paste.
- Humus is ready. Drizzle some more olive oil and garnish with parsley/cilantro/mint and sumac while serving