I don’t know about you but I love hummus! If you haven’t heard of or tried hummus before it’s basically a chickpea dip commonly eaten in the Middle Eastern countries. Hummus has made its way to the west as a convenient, nutrient packed dish often eaten with pita or with cut up veggies. Perfect for lunch or a snack. It’s a great plant based dish that’s high in protein. 1/2 cup of chickpeas has up to 20 g of protein (which is equivalent to a 3 oz piece of meat!). Chickpeas also have some carbohydrate and fiber so they provide us with a steady source of energy. Chickpeas are truly one of my go-to foods, and this hummus recipe makes it that much easier to enjoy them. Try it today. No need for store bought hummus because all you need is a blender/food processor and 5 minutes!

Ingredients:
1 can chickpeas
4 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 small garlic clove
pinch of salt
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup water

Optional:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp pine nuts
paprika

Method:
1- If using canned chickpeas, rinse the chickpeas well from any sodium that may be there.
2- Place ingredients in food processor and blend together! If mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of water until desired consistency is reached.
3- Spread on a plate. Decorate with paprika powder.
4- In a small fry pan, drizzle some olive oil on medium heat. Add a couple tablespoons of pine nuts or almonds and roast until golden. Drizzle onto hummus. Serve with pita. Enjoy!

Let me know how it turns out!

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