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Mama Z’s Homemade Hummus

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

Mama Z's Hummus Recipe
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One of the tastiest hummus recipes I have ever eaten. You're going to love it!
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Put herbs on top and drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil over the top.
  3. Freezes or refrigerates well.

How about YOU? Any favorite hummus recipes you have to share?

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This post currently has 4 comments.

  1. Liz
    March 3, 2016

    I’m allergic to sesame. Is there an alternative ingredient?

    • Dr. Z
      March 3, 2016

      Sure, olive, safflower or coconut oil will work. It will taste differently, but will still be good! šŸ˜‰

      • Grace Grace Grace
        February 10, 2017

        Indian stores have dried garbanzos that are a better alternative to canned ones. Just rinse, soak a few hours, and cook.

    • Patience
      June 28, 2017

      Liz- I saw a recipe using sunflower seeds to make a tahini for people who are allergic. Check YouTube. All the same ingredients except substitute sunflower seeds for the sesame seeds to make your own tahini for your recipes. Hope this helps šŸ™‚


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