Hummus is Us

Published May 16, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_0825My homemade hummus over kale

As much as I love hummus, nothing beats making it yourself — it just has that extra oomph!

Here’s my version of hummus (makes two small servings)

Blend all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until desired consistency.

1 can organic chick peas

2 cloves organic garlic

Juice of a organic lemon

1/2 teaspoon of organic cayenne pepper

Dash of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

Dash of sea salt

Serve over organic kale!

Some health benefits of hummus

1. Chick peas are rich in protein and high in fiber.

2. Olive oil can help regulate cholesterol. It’s a good fat!

3. Hummus contains Omega 3 fatty acids.

4. Garlic and lemon juice are filled with anti-oxidants.

5. Chick peas have a variety of vitamins and minerals, including manganese, zinc, magnesium, copper and iron.

13 comments on “Hummus is Us

    • I love it too, but I usually avoid it because my nutritionist said the problem with hummus is that people eat too much of it (and that can be done, easily!) So making two servings out of one can is perfect, rather than buying a container and eating it all myself πŸ™‚

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