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 accompaniament 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 food which can help promote a healthy intestine.
Tahini is very easy to digest, and many of its nutrients find their way in to the blood stream within about half an hour of consumption.
Has high nutritional value, especially B vitamins which help prevent anaemia and are 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.
- 1 can organic chick peas (better still soak and cook your own if you have time)
- 1- 2 tablespoons tahini (depends on your taste)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- pinch sea salt
- generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- Put all the above ingredients in a food processor, and blend
- Add water slowly as needed, and blend
- Serve with vege sticks, lebanese bread or my mountain bread bites
- Double the recipe and freeze for later
- To add more grunt add sprinkle a generous amount of chilli over the top
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.