Question: What’s more delicious than butter, and even better for your health? The answer lies in a very simple and easy to make recipe for my tasty roasted garlic hummus!
Hummus is an ancient super food, which originated in the Easter Miderterian region. Traditionally, it is featured in many Turkish, Lebanese, Syrian and Egyptian but today you can pretty much find it anywhere around the globe. One thing is certain- people love hummus! But perhaps you didn’t know how incredibly beneficial it is for you.
In it’s simplest form, hummus is comprised of only two ingredients, chickpeas and tahini (ground sesame seeds). Apart from its delicate and nutty flavor, sesame seeds are rich in valuable minerals and fibers which have a proven cholesterol lowering effect. Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans and commonly referred to in the Caribbean as Channa, is a familiar legume valued for its fiber content. Its exhaustive list of health benefits includes its digestive support, and its ability to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also antioxidant rich. When combined together, these two ingredients result in the ultimate super food!
I will show you how to add some unique ingredients and worldly spices that result in a completely unpredictable flavor profile that is irresistible to the taste buds.
· 1 Can Chickpeas Rinsed and Drained
· 2 Tablespoon Tahini
· 2-4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
· 2-4 Cloves of Roasted Garlic
· 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
· 1 Teaspoon Herbs de Provence
· Juice of ½ Lime
· Salt and Ground Black Pepper to Taste
· Water as needed
Preparation, Roasted Garlic:
· Cut the top off a head of fresh unpeeled garlic.
· Pour one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil over the top and season with black pepper.
· Roast in an oven for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are brown to perfection.
· Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend well.
· Pour in water as needed to create a smooth paste
· Top with olive oil and extra spices and sprinkle with raw sesame seeds for more flavor and aesthetic appeal
- Feel free to omit or add to the spices listed. You may add lemon pepper, paprika or even red pepper flakes for a more familiar profile.
- The addition of water is not always necessary, and depends purely on your desired consistency.
- Use any left over roasted garlic as a delicious and simple spread over toast, or in your favourite recipes!
Happy cooking my loves! Share your pictures with the hastag #SkiniTrini I would love to see your recreations. Until next time, and don’t forget to be happy, be healthy and be more!