Hummus contains plenty of amazing healthy nutrients our bodies need to function and thrive. Nutrients such as omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for improving intelligence and maintaining a healthy heart, are at the top of the list when it comes to the health benefits of hummus. This delicious dish also contains iron, vitamin B6, manganese, copper, folic acid, and amino acids including tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine which can promote good quality sleep and uplift one’s mood. It’s a perfect football party dip with none of the guilt!
And hummus can be used in many ways, not just as a dip. Use it as spread on sandwiches and wraps, as dressing to your salad or pasta, as dip for raw vegetables, or as a side dish. All the ingredients in this recipe boast a number of highly nutritious qualities, even antibiotic properties, as in garlic. Add hummus to any dish today and experience loads of flavor and vitamins in each bite!
- 1 bpa-free 19-oz can garbanzo beans, about half drained (drain more or less for more solid or creamier texture respectively)
- 3–4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- cumin to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon black olives, minced
- Pinch dried oregano
Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon of beans to garnish the finished product.
Add lemon juice, tahini, chopped garlic, and salt to blender and blend until creamy and well mixed.
Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with cumin and oregano, garnish with leftover garbanzo beans and black olives, and pour olive oil over the top.
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