Simple Hummus Without Tahini

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Say yes to simple hummus without tahini! This healthy vegetarian dip is super yummy, easy and budget-friendly. The hummus recipe features 4 ingredients: chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, salt and lime/lemon juice. Just throw it all into a food processor/blender and enjoy this homemade hummus in less than 5 minutes. Yum! 

SIMPLE HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI:

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SIMPLE HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo beans), unsalted, well-rinsed
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (unrefined flax oil will work too) 
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I like Himalayan pink)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice  
  • OPTIONAL: garlic (I used 2 large cloves) 

SIMPLE HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI:

Directions

  • Put all ingredients into a food processor or a blender. 
  • Mix everything between 4 – 5 minutes to make it extra smooth. 
  • Taste & add salt/lime/garlic as desired. 

CONSISTENCY TIP

Check the consistency halfway through the blend and if the mix is too thick and chunky looking, add some liquid (sauerkraut juice, lemon juice, liquid whey, balsamic vinegar). The end result shouldn't be too runny nor too thick. Although, each to their own right? 

SERVING TIP

Serve as healthy dip with fresh veggies (carrots, celery sticks, broccoli, peppers) or add to your healthy sandwiches & wraps.

REGARDING DRIED CHICK PEAS

Feel free to cook dried chickpeas instead of using the canned version. Simply soak dried chickpeas for 24 hrs with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, and cook in fresh, filtered water until soft (about 4 hrs). You may use a slow cooker if you prefer.  

TAHINI SUBSTITUTE TIP

If you're not using tahini because you find it expensive, try adding a 1/4 cup of freshly ground sesame seeds to your mix before blending. It works!

Why it's best to avoid pre-made hummus?

One of the main reasons why you should make your own hummus is to avoid many dangerous food additives, which are added to almost all pre-made foods. Hummus is no exception! You can find harmful flavor enhancers (MSG), preservatives (Sodium Benzoate), damaged industrial oils (canola/soybean) and more on the ingredient label! When in fact, a basic hummus recipe calls for just 3 ingredients: chickpeas, salt and olive oil. Just make a fresh batch each week, store it in the fridge and know that what you or your family snack on is ultimately healthy & nutritious! 

Ahoy, I'm Eva!

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