Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hummus - One of the Healthiest Condiments

Hummus is an Arabic cuisine made of cooked chickpeas, mashed and mixed with olive oil, tahini or sesame paste, lemon juice, garlic and salt. It is popularly used as dip or bread filling throughout the Middle East and the Mediterranean countries. It is perfect with pita bread. Tahini or sesame paste is a very important ingredient of hummus and no other ingredient can replace it.

No wonder, hummus has been named one of the healthiest condiments by a well-known nutritionist for its rich vitamin and iron content. It is also rich in folic acid and vitamin B6.

How To Make Hummus


1 small can of chickpeas (also called garbansos)
lemon juice to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons tahini
2 to 3 cloves crushed garlic
21/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup liquid coming from the chickpeas can
salt to taste


Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until mixture is smooth and creamy. Place in a bowl and you are ready to served your hummus.

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