Where would we be without the mighty chickpea (aka garbanzo bean)? We don’t really want to know the answer to that question, rather we just giving thanks they exist. Chickpeas are chockfull of soluble fiber and a type of starch, called amylose which helps keep you regular because they are slowly digested. This is good for weight loss and maintenance and for people with diabetes. Try this Best Hummus recipe and enjoy it on veggies, pita bread or spread on sandwiches.


1½ cups cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed

 cup smooth tahini (toasted, ground, hulled, sesame seeds)

2 tablespoons, extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juicemore to taste

1 garlic clove

½ teaspoon sea salt

5 tablespoons wateror as needed to blend

paprika, red pepper flakes, or parsleyfor garnish


In a high-speed blender, place the chickpeas, tahini olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Use the blender baton to blend until very smooth, adding water as needed to blend, and/or to reach your desired consistency.

Transfer to a serving plate, top with desired garnishes and serve with warm pita and veggies, as desired.



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