Hummus is the original Arabic spelling but in the UK, it’s more commonly spelled Houmous!
However you spell it, chick peas with tahini is a delicious healthy snack that’s so easy to make at home. There’s almost always some in our fridge and it’s my go to snack when I need to eat NOW. Prep the carrots beforehand and you are good to go. Healthy fast food – the protein your muscles need and no blood sugar spike!!!!
This recipe is soooo easy! You just need a food processor to chop up all the chick peas and blend the ingredients.
- 2 x 400g cans chick peas in water, drained (19 grams protein per 100g)
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- 2 heaped tbsp tahini
- 250 ml olive oil
- 50ml lemon juice
- Pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste. Add more olive oil if you want a smoother consistency.
How to eat Hummus
- Prepare a box of carrots for the fridge so you always have a healthy snack option that won’t spike your blood sugar (Above – aren’t the heritage carrots pretty!!) . Great as a healthy party food too
- With avocado on toast or rice cakes (breakfast, lunch or snacking)
- Add a large spoonful to a salad as a protein source