Hummus is a great way to get extra protein into your diet. Many store-bought versions taste good, but they contain ingredients that are loaded with sodium. My hummus recipe is made with ingredients that are low in sodium, but doesn’t sacrifice any of the taste. Tom’s Healthy Hummus also is loaded with extra protein and low in fat so you can eat more of it without all the calories of store-bought hummus. I buy a lot of dried garbanzo’s, cook them, and freeze them in 4 cup portions so that when I want to make hummus, I have an already portioned amount. Using the canned beans is ok, but your hummus will contain much more sodium than using fresh garbanzo’s. Enjoy!
Tom’s Healthy Hummus
4 Cups – Fresh Chickpeas (or 2 cans drained, washed – save juice)
⅔ Cup – Tahini
½ Cup – Raw Sunflower Seeds
8 Garlic cloves (or 2 teaspoons minced)
½ Cup – Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons – Olive Oil
4 Tablespoons – Water (or 4T Chickpea juice if using cans)
½ teaspoon – Ground black pepper
½ Tablespoon – Ground Cumin
½ teaspoon Sea Salt (or 4 Tablespoons Chickpea juice)
½ teaspoon – Tabasco Sauce (more or less can be added to taste)
In a food processor, add the tahini and turn on for 1 to 2 minutes. This will whip the tahini and make your hummus creamier.
Add the rest of the ingredients. If you are using fresh garbanzo’s, add the 4 Tablespoons of water. If using canned, drain and wash the beans before adding, but add about 4 Tablespoons of the juice, but omit the salt.
Process until smooth. This hummus will not get very thin. It is meant to be thick.
Serve with carrots or pita.
Each recipe makes around 5 cups of hummus.
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