I don’t know about you guys but for me, I absolutely love having my afternoon snack. And obviously, when trying to watch what you eat it becomes a little harder to have impromptu snacks. I used to like to purchase the little Sabra cups with the hummus and the pretzels because it tasted good and it was just something easy to have with you when you’re on the go. Eventually, that started getting a little pricey especially being on a college student budget. So I decided to play around in my kitchen and try to make my own hummus. After many tries, I came up with the perfect recipe, for a super quick and super easy homemade hummus. I usually make this recipe on Sundays and divide it into four or five little tupperwares and then take them with me to school or wherever I have to be that day.
Healthy and Quick Homemade Hummus Recipe
Yield 4-5 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
1 can of chickpeas/ garbanzo beans (15oz or 430g)
2 tablespoon pure virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon tahini
4 tablespoon water
1 small garlic clove, if you would want your hummus to be spicy go for a larger garlic clove
The juice of half a lime
½ teaspoon smoked paprika, more to sprinkle on top
½ – 1 teaspoon salt
- Place everything in a food processor, in my case I used my NutriBullet.
- Blend everything until smooth.
- pour it on a plate or in your to go containers for an easy healthy snack on the go, sprinkle with some smoked paprika and drizzle some olive oil on top. Enjoy with some veggies or pretzels!
** Why garbanzo beans/ chickpeas?
I love to use chickpeas because they are very high in protein, and for someone who doesn’t eat much meat, it helps a lot. For one cup of cooked chickpeas, we have 15 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber which will help with digestion.
** Why tahini?
For those who do not know what tahini is, it is pretty much the peanut butter of sesame seeds! It is made from ground sesame seeds and is often used in hummus. Tahini is a great source of healthy fats (high in unsaturated fats) and amino acids. It will also help maintain healthy skin and muscle tone while promoting cell growth.
Along with the olive oil, I also like to add something with a little heat like “Fire Oil.” (Not too much … just a dab.) I eat the hummus onm Pita bread which is only 70 calories per slice instead of regular bread which can be as much as 200 calories per slice.