Why you should eat more hummus
Roasted carrot hummus, the simple dip of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and salt, seems to have everyone under a spell.
Hummus comes in many varieties and with a lot of health benefits.
It is so rich in protein, it can help fight hunger cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This could help kerb excessive snacking.
The iron content in hummus helps boost your energy, which could make you more motivated to hit the gym.
Hummus can help you find healthier ways to continue
to eat your (not so healthy) foods
If you are trying to find healthier ways to continue to eat your (not so healthy) foods, hummus can be your saviour.
Instead of the typical cream cheese on a bagel, be different and try hummus.
Why not try replacing the mayonnaise in chicken salad and deviled eggs with hummus for a healthy twist? Or you could just use hummus as a replacement for sandwich spreads.
Mix roasted carrot hummus and avocado with roasted red pepper for a healthy and seriously tasty lunch.
Keep it simple, just use hummus to dip in your vegetable sticks, as a snack on the go.
How to make your own roasted carrot hummus
Hummus is so simple and easy to make and comes in so many different flavours. Try the roasted carrot hummus with this delicious Beetroot, Walnut and Feta Burger recipe.
Let us know your favorite hummus flavour in the comments.
- 400 g carrots
- ½ x 400 g tin of chickpeas
- 1 clove of garlic
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
- juice of ½ a lemon
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Preheat the oven to 200° C
- Chop the carrots into bite-size pieces and roast them on an oven tray for 25 minutes.
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas thoroughly.
- Peel and finely chop the garlic.
- Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
- Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.