Hummus

Vegetarian Green Hummus Recipe

Did you know that hummus is actually packed with nutrients and protein? This healthy dip is a fantastic alternative to mayonnaise since it’s relatively low in fat and is so easy to make from scratch. Why not try this delicious green hummus, which is packed with vegetables, as a tasty snack for the entire family!

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Ingredients

2 cups chickpeas, cooked

1 cup beet greens or kale, roughly chopped

1 clove carlic

2 tbsp. tahini paste

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp water

Juice of one lemon (approx 2 tbsp)

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth – they can also be combined using an immersion blender.
  2. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.

Image and Recipe via The Well Floured Kitchen

June 22, 2015

Feta, Hummus and Avocado Wraps Recipe

Looking for a healthy dinner recipe the entire family will enjoy? This yummy little creation brings together nutritious avocado, feta cheese, and hummus in a delightful little wrap – not to mention seasoned with red chilli flakes and cracked black pepper!

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Ingredients

4 wholemeal wraps

2 avocados

200g hummus

4 diced jalapenos

60g feta cheese

Red chilli flakes

Cracked black pepper

Method

  1. Dice the jalapenos, and share give a generous serving on each wrap. Finish off with hummus over the top.
  2. Divide the avocado, sprinkle some feta cheese over the top, then add the pepper and chilli flakes.
  3. Fold each wrap over, then grill gently on each side until golden brown (you could also do this step before adding the filling).

Images via Hungry Healthy Happy

June 4, 2015

Healthy Snack Alert: Hummus

What do you usually reach for at snack time? Is it a piece of fruit, or some nuts? Or is it more along the lines of a little chocolate bar (or 3) and a packet of chips? Whatever your go-to snack is, listen up, because I have a delicious, healthy snack that will make you excited for snack time!

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Hummus is an often overlooked dip that is perfect for snack time. Combined with some sticks of carrot or celery, having hummus as a snack is very beneficial for your bod.

Hummus is made from chickpeas, which are often referred to as a super food, due to their extensive list of healthy benefits. The delicious dip is packed full of fibre, which helps your digestion, and protein, which keeps you fuller for longer. This also helps to control your cravings and keeps your hair and nails healthy. These benefits make hummus good for weight control, so switching up your snacks could really help out your goals.

Hummus also contains all the good fats, which can help to lower your cholesterol and can improve your iron levels. The creamy dip is also full of antioxidants and helps to keep skin and hair looking healthy, making you beautiful on the inside and the outside.

All these benefits of hummus are great for you and your body, and there is a huge range to choose from in the super market, including heaps of different flavours. But sometimes, there can be nasty ingredients lurking within them, so it’s a good idea to check the label.

However, one of the other benefits of hummus is that it is really easy to make! Made of chickpeas, tahini, garlic and olive oil, the ingredients can be put into a food processor and blended until smooth. The result? A a creamy dip perfect for those carrot sticks or used as a substitute to butter on bread.

Image via greciandelight.com

April 20, 2015

5-Minute Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a middle eastern dip or spread, made mostly from chickpeas. It is high in iron and Vitamin C and makes a great, healthy snack for kids and adults. You can serve with pita bread as a dip, use it on sandwiches, eat with falafel or even with carrot and celery sticks.

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Ingredients

15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp ground cumin
Kosher salt
Paprika and flat bread to serve
Method
  1. In a food processor, puree the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, and ¾ teaspoon of salt until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.
  2. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving with flat bread.
September 25, 2014