Hummus is an excellent way to help you get more protein and veggies into your life.Print
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup water
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp. Tahini
½ tsp. salt
1½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. paprika
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Chives*
1–2 Tbsp. Fresh parsley*
1–2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro*C3
In a small sauce pan bring the water to a boil, add in the garlic and boil uncovered for 3 minutes. Take garlic out of water and set aside to cool. Reserve water.
In a food processor or blender, puree the garlic, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, lemon zest, Tahini, salt, cumin, paprika and olive oil. Process until smooth by adding 3-4 Tbsp. of the reserved garlic water, until you get the desired consistency.
Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with additional paprika.
*You can also stir in any desired herbs.