Good morning! Is it Monday already? Where did that weekend go?! I find as I get older, time goes faster. That does not excite me.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, *bowing down to you*, then you know I love hummus. It hasn’t always been this way though. When I was younger, I always got hummus confused with haggis….you know, the famous Scottish dish consisting of sheep innards! GROSS. So I stayed away from anything that started in H and ended in S.
As I got older, and a little wiser, I realized that hummus was NOT haggis at all. It was actually a pretty tasty dip. But then there was this time in my life where I was trying to lose weight, and I became so afraid of fat that I stayed clear of hummus, again.
But this time, I got a little older and a lot wiser, and realized that hummus contains good fat and it’s actually a dip that can be good for you! It’s packed with protein, fibre, Omega-3, and antioxidants. Who wouldn’t want that?! This is exactly why I make it part of my daily eating.
A couple of months ago, I bought Tosca Reno’s Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2. I immediately fell in love with this cookbook. I haven’t made one thing from it that we haven’t liked. And the benefit….it’s all clean eating! There is a recipe for hummus in the book, and it’s one of my favorite ones I’ve made. Of course, like every recipe, I like to change it just a little to suit my tastes.
Adapted from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2 by Tosca Reno
1 15-oz can organic no-salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
That’s it! How easy is that?
When I go grocery shopping, I always like to buy a couple cans of chickpeas so I always have a can in the pantry to make this hummus. And once you buy the tahini, you won’t have to buy it again for a long time. And remember to store it upside down in the fridge!
This hummus goes great with fresh veggies, pita bread, or even as a tasty sandwich spread.