Classic Hummus

December 5th, 2017

Hello & Welcome!

If you’re looking for nutrition inspiration and information – you’ll find it here. 

I’ve created this space as a free-form nutrition platform where I’ll post delicious and healthy recipes, share my evidence-based view about trending topics, and discuss the “why” to making better choices.

To start – I’ve got the simplest, potentially life-changing, recipe for you.

OK, that may be a bit dramatic, but it really rocks – and you’ve probably heard of it already…

Hummus. 

I love spreads… jam, ricotta cheese, nut butters, guacamole, you name it… But once I discovered how easy it is to make this delicious spread, I’ve made it a staple.

It’s reigns over other spreads because of it’s high fiber and protein content, from the garbanzo  beans (also known as chickpeas) and also because it has no added sugar.


3 reasons why hummus is awesome… 

    1. It’s made of just 5 ingredients
    2. It can be made ahead of time and stored for 3-5 days – no cooking time required!
    3. It’s high fiber and protein amount makes it mighty nutritious compared to other spreads

3 reasons to make it yourself… 

    1. It’s much cheaper (about $1 for 5 servings)
    2. You control the amount of added salt
    3. Tastes way better! And you can experiment with fun ingredients!


CLASSIC HUMMUS 

Ingredients:
     1 (15oz) can garbanzo beans
     3T tahini
     2T extra virgin olive oil
     1 lemon, juiced
     1/4 c. water
     Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Using a fine mesh strainer, drain and rinse the garbanzo beans thoroughly, until the bubbles cease. Pour the beans from the strainer into the blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and water) and blend on low.
    1. If there is difficulty blending, continue adding water by the tablespoon until blended smooth.
  3. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

*If using dried beans for the first time, reference this article by Inspired Taste to learn how to soak and cook them.

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Alicia Slusarek

I'm Alicia, and I'm here to give you the inspo and info you need to get you to the next level when it comes to nutrition.