Another new condiment to add to the list! I didn’t expect this whole eating oil free lifestyle to create a love for condiments…
I used to enjoy hummus somewhat periodically back in college. I never ate it on a regular basis, but definitely enjoyed it from time to time…For most, it seems to be a great healthy alternative for those who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle.
The unfortunate fact about hummus that’s store bought: Most is loaded with refined oil and often preservatives…
Refined oil sedates the gallbladder, creates a sludgy “tar” throughout the tissues in the body, and creates a state of chronic inflammation that most don’t even notice.
At this point, its finding alternative ways to still enjoy the foods of comfort & satisfy the soul.
In reality, I’m not a large eater, much more of a snacker. Having a jar of hummus with veggies near the water sounds like a great plan for this upcoming summer season 🙂 !
2 cups Organic garbanzo beans
2 Whole garlic gloves (or can use 1 tbsp organic garlic powder)
Medium sized handful of fresh dill (and or cilantro)
1/2 tsp fresh organic cracked pepper
3 oz of fresh lemon juice (can squeeze entire lemon half)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/2 Tsp crushed black pepper
1/4 Beet (if making red beet hummus)
Open can of garbanzo beans and drain liquid. Rinse beans with purified water before pouring into blender.
Pour beans into blender, and add additional ingredients.
Begin blending at the lowest speed, and progressively increase blending speed. This will create that creamy texture that hummus is notoriously known for 🙂
If hummus begins to stick to the walls of the blender, use a non metal spoon to remove the hummus from the blender sides. Squeeze more lemon as a way to loosen the consistency. If you don’t want to add more lemon, then you can use water.
Once you’ve reached your desired texture, place into a glass tupperware to serve and store!
I love enjoying this oil-free hummus with rice, veggie wrap, fermented ketchup, over salad, or as a dip for veggies! You can use it on anything and everything, really. If you’ve got a party to go to, and need to bring a food dish, this is a great choice!
Get to blending and would love to hear your feedback!