WeightLossRecipe: Chickpea Hummus

#WeightLossRecipe: Chickpea Hummus

Dig into the delightful taste of Middle-Eastern savory called hummus on this National Chip and Dip Day, known for its weight management properties, reduces hunger, balances blood sugar levels. It consists of folate that reduces the risk of cancers and promotes the growth of a healthy bacteria in the body.

Go ahead and consume this healthiest food on daily basis to maintain health and aid weight loss.

Let’s have a look at the recipe:

Serving: 2

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In:  1 hour 10 Minutes

Nutritional Value

A one-cup serving of chickpeas made from dried beans provides 295 calories, 16 grams of protein, 49 grams of carbohydrate, 14 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of fat.

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas drained and rinsed 15.5 ounce
  • Garlic Cloves, crushed, 2 pcs
  • Salt, ½ a teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Tahini, 3 tablespoons
  • Freshly parsley to garnish

Directions

Keep few chickpeas aside for garnish, rest put all of them into a food processor and add garlic, salt. Blend it to a thick paste, add tahini and lemon juice to maintain the rich texture and blend again until smooth.

Pour it into a shallow bowl and garnish it with chickpeas, let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour to bring out the flavors.

Variations

  • Low-Cal Hummus: Substitute water for the tahini.
  • Roasted Garlic Hummus: Substitute the raw garlic with 1 whole bulb garlic, baked and squeezed out of their skins.
  • Hot ’n’ Spicy Hummus: Add 1 tablespoon of Sriracha or chipotle chile in adobo to the recipe.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Add ¼-1/3 cup chopped, jarred roasted red pepper.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus: Add 2 tablespoons minced oil-packed or reconstituted dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Spice It Up Hummus: Add ½ teaspoon each of ground cumin and smoked paprika.

Recipe Credit: Nymetroparents.

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread

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