This healthy snack is loaded with nutrition, vitamins and minerals. My homemade Zesty Hummus is creamy and delicious. Paired with crisp, fresh veggies, this snack will fill you up and give you clean fuel.
Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.
Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.
15 oz can chickpeas drained, rinsed and skins removed
1/2 cup tahini
1 lemon juiced
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil plus more for topping
1 tsp smoked paprika plus more for topping
salt & pepper to taste
water as needed
fresh parsley for topping
Remove the skins from the chickpeas. You can easily rub them off with your fingers to make a creamier hummus.
Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, smoked paprika, salt & pepper to a food processor. Blend on high, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
If the hummus is too thick, add water or additional olive oil and blend again until the desired consistency is reached.
Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and top with additional olive oil, chick peas, smoked paprika and/or fresh parsley to garnish.
Serve with veggies.