Auntie Helen’s Hummus
I love my Auntie Helen’s cooking, it’s always clean, fresh and tasty.
She has been an advocate for healthy, organic, clean living for as long as I can remember & we love sharing recipes and ideas!
Being of Middle-Eastern descent I am no stranger to hummus and I just love this recipe from my Auntie’s kitchen.
Hummus is a great idea because it’s high in protein, and is also a good source of fibre, heart-healthy fats and essential vitamins and minerals.
It’s so versatile and makes a great addition to lunchboxes with some vegetable sticks, it’s a quick and easy dip to make when you have guests, and is a delicious accompaniment to many meat dishes ( I particularly love it with lamb).
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Now here’s a few reasons why hummus is so good for you!
Chickpeas are naturally low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in vitamins and minerals.
It’s a fibre-rich prebiotic food that can help promote a healthy intestine.
Tahini is very easy to digest, and many of its nutrients find their way into the bloodstream within about half an hour of consumption.
Has high nutritional value, especially B vitamins which help prevent anemia and are an essential part of the running of the body and is a great source of fatty acids
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and gives your body protection from free radicals, which damage your body and contribute to diseases. Vitamin C also helps strengthen your immune system.
Auntie Helen's Hummus
- 1 400 gms tin chickpeas
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 tspn sea salt
- 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup warm water extra if you like a thinner consistency
- Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend to a smooth paste. If the dip is too thick add some extra warm water bit by bit and blend until you reach your desired consistency.
And remember, if you haven’t already, grab your copy of my Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes recipe book here.
It contains 40 scrumptious sweet and savoury recipes which are nut and refined-sugar free.