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How To Make Hummus: Non-grain

Do away with carbohydrates and junk food!  So simple and easy to create that we can show you easily how to make hummus: non-grain.  It goes well as a dip with your favorite healthy snacks, healthy chips or vegetable slices!  Or even as a healthy spread on your whole grain crackers! What you need: Dried […]

How To Make Hummus: Non-grain

Do away with carbohydrates and junk food!  So simple and easy to create that we can show you easily how to make hummus: non-grain.  It goes well as a dip with your favorite healthy snacks, healthy chips or vegetable slices!  Or even as a healthy spread on your whole grain crackers!

What you need:

  • Dried chick peas (garbazons) , 1/3 cup
  • Tahini (sesame seed paste — Get it from the ethnic section of your supermarket or health food store)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic, 5 cloves, minced
  • Organic Salt, ¾ teaspoon
  • Cumin, ground ¼ teaspoon
  • Lemon juice, half a cup
  • paprika  (optional)
  • cayenne pepper  (optional)
  • parsley  (optional).

How to make Hummus:

  • Clean and rinse the chick peas (garbanzos) taking out all the stones and misshapen peas. Place in a bowl and soak in water for a minimum of 4 hours. Soaking overnight is best.
  • Drain the chick peas from the bowl.  Transfer to a saucepan and boil in 2 inches of water, then simmer uncovered for about an hour or until the peas are tender.  Drain and reserve the liquid.
  • Mix the chick peas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper and lemon juice in a blender or food processor.  Pulse until smooth and creamy.  Adjust the consistency by adding the reserve liquid; adjust the taste by adding salt and lemon juice.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of paprika and parsley.

There it is, a healthy way of how to make hummus: non-grain.  Enjoy!

For variation on how to make hummus: you may flavour with grinder tomatoes, pepper or chilli.

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Vina Buenaflor

Written by Vina Buenaflor

Writes about nutrition, health and wellness. Currently on an Action Plan to place in a triathlon by 2016.


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