Hummus: my favourite empty-belly-filler-upper!

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I try to keep some on hand all the time and in my household I’ve learned I have to make lots. I generally double the recipe below. This recipe is in my cookbook ‘Recipes For Loving the Body You’re In’.

I thought that over the years I’d adjusted the ingredients according to taste and new nutritional info. So this morning I actually read the recipe for the first time in ages, and guess what? The ingredients and proportions are exactly the same! This is the hallmark of a gooood recipe in my books. 

These days I tend to make it with cooked garbanzos (except in the summer); Lemon Dill Hummus is still my fave and I rarely use olive oil anymore. I really like the taste and texture of the hummus without the olive oil so I usually save the olive oil for strategic artsy trickles when serving.

2 cup raw soaked (for 12 hours or overnight) chickpeas (or cook for 15-20 min till softish)
¼ cup cold-pressed olive oil (or not)
½ cup raw tahini
Juice of 2 lemons
1 clove garlic
Sea salt to taste, ¼ to ½ tsp
Water as needed, usually ¼ to ½ cup
Purée all ingredients (except salt and water) together adding water when necessary, until the mixture is creamy . Add salt to taste. You can eat the hummus right away, or savour a few hours or days later.

 Notes: 

*For Lemon Dill Hummus double the lemon juice and add ½ teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh dill.
*This recipe also works without the olive oil if you’re wanting to reduce the fat.
*You can use the same recipe for cooked garbanzoschickpeas with the same delicious results. I’ve also tried it without garlic—for those with allergies– and it STILL tastes great!
*One more thing to try: Decorate your dish with chopped red peppers; enjoy the added flavour.

*ALL ingredients are organic. Do the best you can with the resources you have to use as many as possible organic ingredients. Beat the GMO monster …

DID YOU KNOW?*

-that garbanzos are a great source of protein and fiber?
-that tahini is filled with Thiamin, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese?
-that you can buy my cookbooks on my website by clicking here?

 

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