Healthy Holista Recipes
Dip Wisely Homemade Hummus
Hummus appeared on the food scene a few decades back as hippie food. But these days this healthy dip has endeared itself to many more groups of people.
The store-bought stuff is OK but it can't touch the homemade hummus you can easily make in your food processor with only a few ingredients.
Packed with fiber, essential nutrients and has a low glycemic index! It's an ideal dish!
Dip wisely my friends!!
1 can (14–16 oz) garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), drained, reserve 2 Tablespoons liquid.
Juice of half lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
1⁄2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
Combine the beans, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a food processor and puree.
With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until the hummus has a thick, creamy consistency. If the mixture is still too thick, add one tablespoon at a time of reserved chick pea water to thin it out until desired consistency.
Serve with the toasted pita wedges or raw vegetables.
Optional: drizzle with more olive oil. Garnish with diced olives or avocado.
Keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week but this easy dip is so delicious it never lasts longer than a few hours at our house!