It could be the Egyptians , the Israelis, the Syrians, or the Lebanese; They all claim to have created hummus. If that’s all you’re fighting for, then we could see peace in the Middle East! Hummus is simply made from cooked chickpeas mixed with a number of other ingredients that we all have in our homes. There are (at least) 5 reasons we love hummus : get ready.
It’s Healthy As Heck
Before we dive into the delicious taste of hummus, let’s put that rumbling belly in the backlight (I promise for a moment) and explore the health benefits of one of the oldest dishes in the Mediterranean. Hummus has been shown to help balance cholesterol, lower high blood pressure, and protect against heart disease. Talk about an all-in-one health package!
It’s Vegan Friendly
As a vegetarian or vegan, getting the protein your body needs can be quite difficult at times. But when it comes to hummus, the protein oozes from practically everywhere and no one complains. Hummus doesn’t stop there, dear plant lovers, it also strengthens bones, which is very important if you ask me.
It Goes With Pretty Much Anything
Hummus is versatile; You can combine it with almost anything, although we recommend skipping some specific combinations. Grains are just one example. You can use it as a side dish, as a main course, as a sandwich, as a satellite dish … wait what? Scrape the latter. If you asked me I’d say spread it on pita, use it as a dip for fresh vegetables, or just eat it with boiled beans. Either way, lick the plate when it’s all over.
It’s Easy To Make
You certainly don’t have to be the zohan to know how to make a delicious plate (or bowl) of hummus. It only takes 6 minutes and the following.
- 15 ounces of chickpeas
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of tahini (if you don’t have it, it’s not necessary)
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika (keep until the last time)
- Put all ingredients in a food processor and let rest until a smooth and creamy consistency is achieved (add water or oil if necessary).
- Use the back of a spoon to spread it on a plate in a circular motion
- Drizzle with olive oil and paprika
- Yes, you don’t need an explanation for that.
- You can add almost anything to the extension. Fried vegetables, boiled meat, fresh onions, and soft-boiled eggs are also popular.
It’s The Gateway To Peace, Maybe
Hey, it’s no secret that food connects people. If the path to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the path to a nation’s heart would surely be the same. If everyone could just sit together to enjoy a hearty meal of hummus at the table, maybe we could make it to the negotiating table.