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The Best Hummus Recipes, It’s For The Culture!

Hummus recipes are in abundance these days, but, the tricks to the perfect hummus recipe, remains the same for all of them. Firstly, If you add the lemon juice and garlic (minced) to the food processor for one minute and let sit for a few minutes will get rid of the harsh tart taste of the garlic. Secondly, if you add the tahini and puree for another minute or so before anything else will help create a more rich and creamy hummus. Thirdly, adding ice-cold water to the tahini will help make it light and fluffy. You are welcome.

Recipe #1: 5 – Minute Regular Hummus

Ingredients

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Directions

Step 1

Puree 32 oz of chickpeas, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 4 tbsp of lemon juice, 4 tbsp of tahini, 2 tsp of  ground cumin, and ¾ tsp of salt until smooth and creamy, using a food processor. Add 1 to 2 tsp of chickpea water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. 

Step 2

Add to a serving dish or plate. Using a serving spoon, smooth a circle in the hummus leaving a raised edge on the outside. then, drizzle olive oil over the hummus and sprinkle the peprika over the hummus. Moreover, to add flavor, add chickpeas to the top of your hummus in the center. We add pickles and pickled-turnips to our hummus. It adds so much flavor and an added kick. 

Step 4

Enjoy!

Servings: 3

3 Cups (1 Cup Each Serving)

Nutrition: Per Serving

  • 175 calories
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated fat 2g
  • Sodium 335mg
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrates 8g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 19mg

Recipe #2: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas 

 

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1 lemon – DON’T USE LEMON JUICE IN THE BOTTLE!

 

 

  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or to taste)

 

  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

 

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

 

  • 3/4 tbsp Salt to taste

 

  • 2 to 3 tbsp (30 to 45 ml) ice-cold water or chilled chickpea water

 

  • Dash ground paprika or sumac, to garnish the hummus.

 

  • 3/4 cup roasted red peppers

Directions – Hummus Recipe

Step 1

Place the chickpeas in a medium saucepan and add the baking soda. Cover the chickpeas by several inches of water, then bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling, reducing heat if necessary to prevent overflow, for about 20 minutes, or until the chickpeas look bloated, their skins are falling off, and they’re quite soft. In a fine-mesh strainer, drain the chickpeas and run cool water over them for about 30 seconds. Set aside (no need to peel the chickpeas for this recipe!)

Firstly, add the fresh-squeezed lemon juice and garlic to the food processor, and mince. Secondly, let it sit sit for a few minutes. Then add the tahini and mix for a minute.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a food processor or high-powered blender, combine the lemon juice, garlic and salt. Process until the garlic is very finely chopped, then let the mixture rest so the garlic flavor can mellow, ideally 10 minutes or longer.

Cut roasted red peppers into strips and add 1/2 cup to pureed lemon juice, garlic and tahini.

Step 3

Add the tahini to the food processor and blend until the mixture is thick and creamy, stopping to scrape down any tahini stuck to the sides and bottom of the processor as necessary.

Puree 15 oz of chickpeas, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of ground cumin, and ¾ tsp of salt with the mixed lemon juice, garlic, roasted red peppers and tahini until smooth and creamy in the food processor. Add 1 to 2 tsp of chickpea water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

Step 4

While running the food processor, drizzle in 2 tablespoons ice water. Scrape down the food processor, and blend until the mixture is ultra smooth, pale and creamy. (If your tahini was extra-thick to begin with, you might need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons more ice water.)

Add 1/2 cup of hummus to appetizer plate or small bowl. Using a spoon, spread hummus in a circular motion to create well. 

Step 5

Add the cumin and the drained, over-cooked chickpeas to the food processor. While blending, drizzle in the olive oil. Blend until the mixture is super smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor as necessary, about 2 minutes. Add more ice water by the tablespoon if necessary to achieve a super creamy texture.

Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle paprika over the top of the plated hummus. Add un-mashed chickpeas in the center. You can also use sesame seeds as a topping.

Step 6

Taste, and adjust as necessary—I almost always add another ¼ teaspoon salt for more overall flavor and another tablespoon of lemon juice for extra zing.

Step 7

Scrape the hummus into a serving bowl or platter, and use a spoon to create nice swooshes on top. Top with garnishes of your choice, and serve. Leftover hummus keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.

 

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Insane Origins Of Hummus! Everything You Need To Know!

The History Of Hummus

The Greeks claim hummus as their creation, however, the Arab world isn’t letting them off so easily. We’ll explore the history of hummus, soon enough. First, we’ll explain what hummus is.

The word hummus comes from the Arabic word meaning “chickpea”. And, hummus is a dip or spread with a creamy texture made from chickpeas. The chickpeas are soaked overnight, cooked and mashed into a creamy paste. Moreover, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. There are many different recipes for hummus, we’ll post some of them later.

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The earliest printed recipes of hummus come from Egypt in the 14th century.

Hummus one of the oldest known prepared foods in the world. And, joins Falafel as one of the first known fast-food dishes in the world. The middle east and india cultivated the crop for thousands of years. Furthermore, it was one of the earliest crops in Mesopotamia, what is now Iraq and Kuwait. They can trace chickpeas back to ancient palestine and hummus back to Egypt in the 13th century, so the exact origins of hummus are unclear.

Because of trade between Ancient Egypt and Greece, during the Ottoman Empire, foods like hummus became more of a Mediterranean dish. Greek Philosopher Socrates, according to his student Plato makes mention of chickpeas, but not hummus. Furthermore, the health benefits.

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Conclusion

But, other than mention or claim by bloggers and food source websites, the earliest mention of hummus dates back to 13th century Egypt. And, later mentions in Turkish culture, but we have no definitive evidence. Chickpeas can date back 7000 years while hummus, and mashed chickpeas are not.

So the history of hummus will remain lost in antiquity. So the only thing any of us can be sure of, as it relates to the history of hummus is the word itself. Hummus is the Arab word for chickpea, but isn’t definitive enough to lay claim to it’s creation.

Hummus is enjoyed all over the world. Above all, hummus is growing in popularity. And is taking the western hemisphere by storm. In short, we like to think Casablanca is playing a small part in that.

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Is Hummus Healthy? 4 Proven Reasons Why It Is!

Packed With Plant-Based Protein, Hummus is Rich In Nutrition

Hummus is rich in plant-based protein, in addition, hummus includes iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins, all of which are important for vegetarians and vegans, as they may not get enough from their diet.

What Is Iron?

The human body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the entire body, for instance, your muscles. 

Hummus – How Much Iron Do I Need?

  • Calories: 166
  • Fat: 9.6 grams
  • Protein: 7.9 grams
  • Carbs: 14.3 grams
  • Fiber: 6.0 grams
  • Manganese: 39% of the RDI
  • Copper: 26% of the RDI
  • Folate: 21% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 18% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 18% of the RDI
  • Iron: 14% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 12% of the RDI
  • Thiamin: 12% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 10% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 7% of the RDI

Iron intake requirements depends on age, sex and if you consume a plant-based diet, so check your requirements. Some vegetarians don’t consume meat, poultry, or seafood, as a result, iron intake will be double of people who do. Because the body doesn’t absorb nonheme iron found in a plant-based diet as well as it does animal-based foods. 

  • Life Stage – Recommended Amount
  • Birth to 6 months 0.27 mg
  • Infants 7–12 months 11 mg
  • Children 1–3 years 7 mg
  • Ages 4–8 years 10 mg
  • Children 9–13 years 8 mg
  • Teen boys 14–18 years 11 mg
  • Teen girls 14–18 years 15 mg
  • Adult men 19–50 years 8 mg
  • Adult women 19–50 years 18 mg
  • Adults 51 years and older 8 mg
  • Pregnant teens 27 mg
  • Pregnant women 27 mg 
  • Breastfeeding teens 10 mg
  • Breastfeeding women 9 mg

What Is Folate?

Folate (B-9) is important in red blood cell formation, moreover, for healthy cell growth and function. Folate helps reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spine during early pregnancy.

Hummus – How Much Folate Do I Need?

The recommended daily amount of folate for adults is 400 micrograms (mcg), however that amount increases with pregnancy. But, adult women who are planning pregnancy or could become pregnant should be advised to get 400 to 1,000 mcg of folic acid a day.

What Is Phosphorus?

Phosphorus is an essential mineral found in many foods, in addition, is a major component of bones, teeth, DNA, and RNA. Phosphorus is also a component of cell membrane structure and ATP, the body’s key energy source in the form of Phospholipids. 

Hummus – How Much Phosphorus Do I Need?

Age – Male – Female – Pregnancy – Lactation

  • Birth to 6 months *100 mg – 100 mg
  • 7–12 months *275 mg – 275 mg
  • 1–3 years 460 mg – 460 mg
  • 4–8 years 500 mg – 500 mg
  • 9–13 years 1,250 mg – 1,250 mg
  • 14–18 years 1,250 mg – 1,250 mg – 1,250 mg – 1,250 mg
  • 19+ years 700 mg – 700 mg – 700 mg – 700 mg

Packed With Ingredients Proven to Fight Inflammation

Hummus Ingredient – Olive Oil

Inflammation is the bodies way of protecting itself from illness and infection, on the other hand, too much inflammation (Chronic Inflammation) can last longer than it should. Moreover, chronic inflammation can lead to many different health issues. Hummus is packed with ingredients that can help fight chronic inflammation, for instance, olive oil being one of them. Olive Oil is packed with powerful antioxidants, therefore, have anti-inflammatory properties.

Hummus Ingredient – Sesame Seeds

Sesame seed is another important ingredient, and is used to make tahini. Tahini helps reduce inflammatory markers like IL-6 and CRP, in addition, commonly found in inflammatory diseases like Arthritis. Furthermore, studies have shown that consumption of chickpeas helps reduce blood markers of inflammation. 

Promotes Digestive Health

Hummus Ingredient – Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fiber is vital for improving digestive health, above all, hummus is loaded with it. There’s 6 grams of dietary fiber in every 100 grams of hummus, in short, provides women with 24% of their daily recommended intake and men 16% DRI. Dietary fibers helps to soften and add bulk to stools so it passes easier. As a result, it helps keep you regular. 

Hummus Ingredient – Healthy Bacteria

Consuming hummus adds healthy bacteria like bifidobacteria, consequently, suppresses the growth of harmful bacteria. Gut bacteria is known to convert fiber into short-chain fatty-acid butyrate, therefore, nourishes colon cells. Furthermore, fibers converting to butyrate or butyrate production can lead to a lower risk of colon cancer. 

Consuming Hummus May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels, Risk for Heart Disease, and Promotes Weight Loss

Hummus – Low Glycemic Index

Made mostly from chickpeas, hummus has a low glycemic index, as a result, it slowly digest and causes a more balanced rise and fall of blood sugar levels. Hummus is rich in soluble fibers and healthy fats which slows down the absorption of carbs, allowing for a slow and steady release of sugar into the bloodstream. 

Low Bad LDL Cholesterol- Hummus

Most hummus contains Chickpeas and Olive Oil which can lead to lower risk of bad LDL Cholesterol which leads to a higher risk of heart disease. Moreover, it lowers the risk of heart disease, and death from heart disease. Hummus is rich in dietary fibers that boost levels of the “fullness hormones” cholecystokinin (CCK), peptide YY, GLP-1 and ghrelin. 

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