Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hummus - Lunch on "H" Day


So we are at Lunch on "H" day and I'm using HUMMUS

I made Hummus. So I just had to incorporate hummus in the super foods, as it has so much more than just chickpeas, (as I've used already for "C" day dinner), but also the goodness of tahini sauce and cumin. I just love hummus with crackers, veggies or as a spread on wraps. Absolutely Yummy!



Servings: 4 or more (if shared as a dip, depends on your use)

Ingredients

1 can of organic chick peas, rinsed well (or cook organic, raw ones)
1 garlic clove (lightly crushed before hand, to release the healthy oils) - Or roasted garlic clove (yummy! - again lightly crush first, then after 10 minutes, roast the bulb with all the lightly crushed garlic)
1/3 cup Tahini sauce
1/2 lemon, peeled (add more, to your taste)
1/8 lime, peeled and added to a Vitamix
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp olive oil
5 Tbsp water (plus more to thin, as needed)
Just about 1/2 tsp Sea Salt (adjust to your taste)

Directions

Blend together well till you get a smooth consistency. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 - 4 days (if you don't eat it all up first)  :)




Eating Hummus is part of the "Mediterranean diet", which is super good for you. And besides chickpeas, it includes:



Tahini Sauce (a.k.a. Sesame Seeds)

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. That is the ONLY ingredient: sesame seeds. It is extremely versatile in cooking sweet and savoury dishes and, of course, hummus!

It is rich in minerals (phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron). It is a good source of Methionine, which aids in liver detoxification. High in Vitamin E and Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15. Can prevent anemia. It has 20 % complete protein, making it a higher source than most nuts!


Cumin

Cumin seeds are an excellent source of iron. They have traditionally been noted to be of benefit to the digestive system, stimulating the secretion of pancreatic enzymes to break down the nutrients in foods. They have anti-carcinogenic properties, protecting animals from developing stomach and liver tumors in one study. 

Cumin, seeds
(2 tsp)

Iron  15.5 %
Manganese  7 %
Copper  4.4 %
Calcium  3.9 %
Magnesium  3.8 %
Phosphorus  2.9 %
Vitamin B1  2.5 %


Are you eating HUMMUS?

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