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Hummus -WFPB, Vegan, Paleo, Keto
What is hummus? It is a creamy, thick spread made primarily from mashed or blended chick peas/garbanzo beans and a few other healthy ingredients that has become popular worldwide for many, many years. It has long been enjoyed in Middle Eastern and North African countries and today is commonly eaten across North America and Europe, too.
In fact, hummus is one of the most widely consumed Middle Eastern foods in the U.S. today.
We began eating hummus over 30 years ago, just not consistent like we do now. Since beginning our WFPB journey we have hummus nearly every day with vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes, apple cider vinegar & celery!
So what is hummus good for? Here are the top eight hummus benefits:
Good source of Plant-based protein
Fights illness and disease
Helps digestion and intestinal health
High in vitamins and Minerals
Supports bone health
Protects heart health
Boosts your energy
Homemade Is Better!
It’s convenient to buy a plastic container of hummus at the store, but you’d be surprised at how easy it is to make at home. You’ll save some money and know exactly what’s in your hummus, plus it will taste better!
Chickpeas/garbanzo beans, hummus’s main ingredient, gives you protein, good carbs and fiber. Like other members of the legume family, they routinely top lists of the world’s healthiest foods.
Serve your hummus with veggies like cucumber slices, carrot spears, and red pepper wedges and with tomatoes.
Hummus isn’t just for dipping. It makes a great sandwich spread, too.
We make our hummus without the fat of oils or tahini. It is just a personal preference and for good reasons. Click here and find out why.
So here is our recipe:
2 cans of chickpeas/garbanzo beans- drained and rinsed
2 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
2 Tablespoons of squeezed lemon juice or lemon concentrate
2 Tablespoons of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons of mustard
¼-1/2 cup of water or acquafaba (juice from can)- more or less for desired consistency
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon curry
½ teaspoon amla
1 clove of garlic or to suit your taste
Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high speed blender, you may use a food processor but ours leaves a more course mix. Blend using a tamper until desired consistency.
There can be lots of variations to this recipe as it’s very versatile. ENJOY!
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