Hummus is by far one of my favorite snack foods. I love dipping fresh raw veggies, such as carrots, celery, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, and cucumbers into it. I finally decided to experiment in making a hot and spicy hummus…and it turned out to be delicious! This recipe is super quick and easy and it makes a HUGE bowl of hummus!
What You Need:
- 2 Cans Garbanzo Beans- No Salt Added, Drained
- 1/3 Cup Organic Tahini (Sesame Paste)
- 4 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- Lemon Juice from 2 Lemons
- 2 Tbs. Hot Sauce
- 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
- 1-2 Tbs. Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tbs. Cumin
- 2 Tbs. Pickled Jalapenos and a Tbs. or 2 of the juice
- 2 tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
*If you’re not big on spicy foods, you can make this a regular hummus recipe by omitting the hot sauce, red pepper flakes, and jalapenos!
What To Do:
- Place ALL ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender.
- Blend until hummus is nice and creamy.
- Pour into bowl and you can top with some extra hot sauce and red pepper flakes.
- Refrigerate to serve chilled or serve at room temperature with fresh raw veggies, pita, or anything else you like!
New Information on Garbanzo Beans:
- A recent study conveyed that participants had more dietary fulfillment when garbanzo beans were incorporated, and participants ate fewer processed food snacks during test weeks of the study when garbanzo beans were eaten. They also ate less food overall during this time.
- Garbanzo beans are known for their high fiber content. Just two cups give you the Daily Value of fiber! Recent studies suggest the fiber benefits of garbanzo beans may exceed the fiber benefits of other foods. In a recent study, two groups of participants were given 28 grams of fiber each day. The first group consumed dietary fiber primarily from garbanzo beans, while the other group consumed dietary fiber from other sources. The garbanzo bean group showed better blood fat regulation, plus lower levels of total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides.
- About 65-75% of the fiber found in garbanzo beans is insoluble, which stays undigested throughout the majority of digestion- improving colon health.
- Another study has conveyed that we can gain health benefits from garbanzo beans, even when small amounts are eaten over a short time period. In this study, all it took was eating 1/3 cup of garbanzo beans for ONE week to see significant improvements in blood sugar regulation and insulin secretion, thus diabetics could greatly benefit from adding garbanzo beans to their daily menu.
- Garbanzo beans are also high in molybdenum, manganese, folate, protein, phosphorus, and iron.