Ahh the chickpea! Such a cuter name than garbanzo, but garbanzo is pretty fun to say.
This little Mediterranean/Middle Eastern bean is packed with protein and fiber and loaded with other amazing vitamins and nutrients. IT contains: iron, vitamin K, zinc, manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B-6, selenium, folate, and the list goes on! This long list of nutrients helps maintain healthy weight, lower cholesterol, minimizes inflammation, strengthens bones, balances blood glucose levels, and supports good digestion.
Chickpeas are super versatile too, they can be added to salads and soups, roasted with some seasoning, or ground up into yummy humus and eaten as a dip with veggies or a spread on sandwiches.
This humus recipe is super easy and really healthy! I like to keep some in my fridge to snack on with raw veggies or pita bread. Plus, it’s an easy party favorite whether you are hosting or attending! Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
- 1 Can Chickpeas/Garbanzos
- 1 Small Clove Garlic
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Juice from 1 Small Lemon
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- Paprica for garnish
- Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet, food processor, or blender and blend until creamy!
- Once blended and smooth transfer to a bowl or resealable container and sprinkle some paprika for garnish.
If your humus comes out slightly bitter you can fix this by adding some sugar until it balances the flavor.