Hummus is a classic dip that is incredibly good for you!  Legumes, which includes chickpeas, are packed with fibre, antioxidants, iron, zinc, protein and many more important nutrients.  Plus, many studies show that eating beans regularly can lower your risk of diabetes, certain types of cancer and heart disease.  This easy dip makes for a delicious way to up your bean intake! For some variety I added beetroot to some of mine to make a pink hummus.

1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 400g can chickpeas, rinsed
1 clove garlic, grilled
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt

Using a blender or food processor, blend or process all ingredients together until smooth.
Serve with carrot, capsicum, cucumber, celery sticks, grilled pita bread pieces or wholegrain crackers (such as Ryvitas or Vita-wheats).

If you are looking for some flavour variations you can try blending in some of these ingredient combinations: beetroot, cooked sweet potato & paprika, pumpkin & sunflower seeds, or semidried tomatoes & olives.

Whether you make the original recipe or a variant I know you are going to love it!

Deeni xx





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