This Healthy hummus recipe is one of my favourite home made snacks and one that I am constantly making in my kitchen. It is one of the easiest vegetarian high-protein snacks to make and I want to show you EXACTLY how simple and quick it is!
If you haven’t made your own healthy hummus before then this is the recipe for you! Hummus sells for around $3-5 at the supermarket yet this recipe costs little over a dollar to make once you have the staple ingredients in your pantry. And, you know exactly what’s in it! NO added colours or preservatives in this baby.
Most healthy hummus recipes also use a lot of tahini but I personally find the taste of tahini overpowering. One tablespoon is plenty in this recipe (and keeps the hummus lower in fat, therefore lower in calories), but if you love the taste of tahini then go hard!
I also wanted to make this recipe totally realistic for you. I’ve used a tin of organic chick peas but you can definitely soak your own! I don’t always have fresh lemons in the house (especially when they aren’t in season) and I also don’t always have fresh garlic because I will only buy organic local garlic and that is SUPER hard to find (read why I will only buy certain organic foods here). It’s fine to use packaged ingredients if that is the only option you have. My best advice is to opt for organic packaged ingredients and to make sure only what you want is in the packet (i.e no additives, colours, flavour enhancers).
Serve your healthy hummus with vegetable sticks, rice crackers or oat/corn cakes and voila. A healthy, protein rich and low fat snack in minutes!
So, you want to see exactly how easy it is to make, right!?
Here you go!
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: N/A
- 1 can organic chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 5 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is best)
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp organic garlic (or 1 clove garlic)
- Himalayan pink salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil to serve
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth;
- Spoon into a serving dish and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
To serve, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with a little extra himalayan pink salt and pepper. DELISH!