I love fresh, warm, smooth, satisfying, creamy, savory hummus. You can use it as a spread in pitas, eat it with crackers or veggies, or just have a spoonful on its own! Garbanzo beans are full of fiber and a good source of vegetarian protein. Soaking dried garbanzo beans overnight cuts down on anti-nutrients and speeds up the cooking time. Olive oil and tahini contribute to a creamy texture and healthy fats, and using water cuts down on the amount of fat naturally. Garlic boosts immunity and improves overall cardiovascular health. Black pepper increases the absorbency of turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory benefits. Go ahead and give this The Good Life staple a try!
- 5 oz garbanzo beans (+ a few extra for garnish), soaked overnight, rinsed and cooked
- 1 oz olive oil (or a little less if using water from cooking garbanzo beans. + more for garnish)
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1/2 inch of fresh turmeric or 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp paprika (+ more for garnish)
- Pinch sea salt
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.
- Adjust for desired taste and texture.
- Spoon the mixture into a bowl.
- Garnish by sprinkling black pepper and paprika and extra garbanzo beans. Drizzle olive oil on top.
- Serve warm or room temperature with crackers and cut veggies. Lasts approximately one week in the fridge.
Yields: 6 servings