Mama Z’s Homemade Hummus
The main ingredient in hummus is the garbanzo bean, also known as the chickpea. Like most legumes, they are known for their rich fiber content, which has been linked to a number of health benefits. A recent study has also shown that we can obtain health benefits from garbanzo beans that are consumed at much smaller amounts over a shorter period of time. In this study, it took only one week of garbanzo bean consumption to improve participants' control of blood sugar and insulin secretion. Equally important, only one-third of a cup of the beans per day was needed to provide these related health benefits.
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Homemade Hummus Recipe
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and whole
- 2 teaspoons Finely Ground Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 (19 ounce) can of garbanzo beans, drained
- 3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame-seed paste)
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of purified water, or as needed
- ¼ cup of Spanish olive oil
- 1 tsp. of Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of chopped, fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
- Combine into food processor or blender: garlic, sea salt garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, honey, purified water and two tablespoons of oil. Process until smooth. Spoon into a 16 ounce container.
- Put herbs on top and drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil over the top.
- Freezes or refrigerates well.
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