Gluten-free Immune Boosting Superfood Hummus (Χούμους)
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My go to fool proof hummus recipe! It's thick, it's creamy and better yet, super easy to make.
The camu-camu powder used here is entirely optional, it's used to give a superfood boost without changing the flavour profile too much since its flavour is already quite lemony.
I didn't really grow up with hummus in our household, it's not typically found in our region of Greece, but over the years it has become a weekly staple in my fridge!
You can try replace the chickpeas in this recipe with butter beans, cannellini beans and even black beans for nutritional variety.
1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (reserve 2 Tbsp liquid)
2 Tbsp dark tahini sesame paste
3 Tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle over
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp aqua faba (the liquid from the can) or water
½ tsp sumac powder (optional)
1 tsp Camu Camu powder (optional)
Add all the ingredients into a blender except for the sumac.
Blitz to a smooth creamy paste, add another Tbsp water if needed.
Plate up, sprinkle with sumac and a drizzle of Extra virgin olive oil.
This will keep in an air tight container in the fridge for about a week.
SERVE THIS WITH.
Greek Oven-Baked Sea Bream with Potato Salad or any fish of choice
Chickpeas - bursting with nutritional goodness – they are full of protein, fibre and iron. (Source)
Tahini sesame paste - is full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. It’s also rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and protecting brain health. (Source)
Greek extra virgin olive oil - specifically Greek oil, has the lowest acidity (approximately 0.5%) and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Benefits may include anti-inflammatory properties, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and improves bone calcification. (Source)
Garlic - contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and ageing, helps improve blood pressure, cholesterol and bone health. (Source)
Lemon juice - high in heart-healthy vitamin C and several beneficial plant compounds that may lower cholesterol. (Source)
Sumac - Lemony in flavour and supremely rich in antioxidants. (Source)
Camu camu powder - is a small Amazonian fruit that is known to have the highest naturally occurring vitamin C content of any plant in the world. It's quite tart in flavour but its benefits include immune system support, protection of cells from oxidative stress and a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. (Source)
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Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.