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 Recipe of the Month: Heart Healthy Hummus

Hummus is a Mediterranean dish primarily made of chickpeas consisting of insoluble fiber, which is superb for digestive health. The ingredients of tahini, olive oil, lemon, garlic and spices each contain health-promoting nutrients and when combined, form a dish packed with many health benefits.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas, liquid reserved (best if skins are removed)
  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste), with some of its oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus oil for drizzling
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, or to taste, plus a sprinkling for garnish
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, plus more as needed
  • Himalayan or Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender
  2. Chill and serve with veggie slices
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