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How to make Hummus! Quick, delicious, high-protein snack.

Published: 28/11/2020 by Samuel Anthony
Vegan Hummus Recipe. High-protein plant based snack recipe. Low fat, high protein and fibre.

Hummus is a popular, hearty, middle-Eastern dip, traditionally eaten as part of a Meze (which is similar to Spanish tapas in featuring lots of small, yet bold and flavoursome, appetisers). It is packed with protein, fibre, and anti-inflammatory fats.

Vegan Meze Platter idea with high-protein plant based hummus recipe.

What is hummus

Hummus is a popular, hearty, middle-Eastern dip, traditionally eaten as part of a Meze (which is similar to Spanish tapas in featuring lots of small, yet bold and flavoursome, appetisers). It is packed with protein, fibre, and anti-inflammatory fats.

The name comes from the Arabic for chickpea - the main ingredient and protein source in hummus. We also know that hummus dates back much further than the year 1200 - as the earliest known recipes are from 13th century Egypt.

A hummus craze?

We are eating more and more hummus, it seems we can't get enough. Supermarkets have recently ran into supply and demand issues at times in which shortages have occured.

One university in England, Durham University, has become known for its 'Hummus society' in which students meet up to eat different flavours of hummus and share their love for it...

A note on Organic

I would always recommend the move to organic foods where possible and you can afford to do so. Organic foods are not outrageously expensive and can make a big difference to the amount of genetically modified, high-pesticide foods we consume. If you wish to eat naturally, and follow a diet that is plant-based, organic is the best way.

All ingredients in this dish can be purchased as organic.

Healthy fats & high-protein...

Hummus contains healthy anti-inflammatory fats. However, many argue that the best fats are balanced in Omega-3 and Omega-6, where olive oil can be much richer in Omega-6 but lacking in Omega-3. Switch the olive oil for flax , hemp or rapeseed oil to balance the Omega-3 fats which are proven to reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, give you more energy, fight anxiety and depression, improve function and health of the eyes, and lots more. [1]

Do I need fancy salt?

We should all look to consume naturally occuring salt rather than factory produced table salt. Himalayan Pink Salt has become increasingly popular as it is known to provide additional minerals where table salt cannot. [2]

Boosting your Iodine levels with Iodized salt can also be beneficial. This can play a vital role in cognitive funtion.

Delicious Homemade Hummus

Vegan Hummus Recipe

Serves

3

Prep

10m

Cook

0m

Total

10m

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 236
  • Protein: 9g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Calcium: 62mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturates: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Trans fats: 0
  • Fibre: 6.8g

Ingredients

  • 400g tin Chickpeas (pr 240g drained/dry)
  • 1tbsp Olive, Flax , or Hemp oil
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2tbsp Tahini - sesame paste (vital)
  • 1 clove Garlic, peeled
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1/2tsp Black Pepper
  • Handful Coriander (fresh)
  • Handful Parsley (fresh)

Method

Heat wholemeal pittas or chop fresh vegetables into sticks for dipping. Chop the lemon in half and squeeze the juice

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Serve topped with smoked paprika and more fresh herbs.

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