Posted by: godswaytohealth | July 10, 2012



Hummus is a middle-eastern food composed of chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, and tahini, a paste similar in texture to peanut butter that is made from sesame seeds. Hummus is typically eaten with pita or other flat bread.

Because both chickpeas and sesame seeds are wonderfully healthful, hummus is a nutritionist’s delight. Chickpeas are a good source of protein, potassium and fiber. Sesame seeds are also a source of protein, along with vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant. So when you blend them together into hummus, you’re really cooking!

You can buy hummus in the deli section of the grocery store, but it’s so easy to make it yourself and you can adjust the flavors just like you want it. You may have to buy the tahini paste from a middle-eastern grocery store or online. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even make your own tahini from sesame seeds and vegetable oil.


2 – 15-oz cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed

⅔ cup of tahini (roasted, not raw)

2 garlic cloves, minced

⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ cup water

¼ cup olive oil

½ teaspoon of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt (or to taste)

Pine nuts (toasted) and parsley (chopped) for garnish. You can also sprinkle it with paprika or cayenne pepper.


  1.  In a food processor, combine the garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, and olive oil. Process until smooth and then add salt.
  2. Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts, paprika or cayenne pepper and chopped parsley.
  3. Serve with crackers, raw dip vegetables such as carrots or celery, or with pita bread. You can cut the pita bread into thin triangles, brush with olive oil and toast for 10 minutes in a 400°F oven to make pita chips with which to serve the hummus.

Makes about 3 cups.

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