We all want to live longer and healthier right, but the food must also have some zing and taste, must it not?
Hommus or Hummus, is an easy to make healthy food that can be a great substitute for eating sweet or savoury biscuits when the afternoon munchies hit. I keep a stock of chilled carrot, celery sticks or old pita bread that have been cut into strips and baked in the oven, for a few minutes, which are then used as dipping sticks for teens and smaller kids to eat the hommus with.
Hummus: Savoury Bean Dip
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 teaspoon of sesame tahini spread
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Combine ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth, adjusting proportions to taste. Add a little water to thin the dip. Season with salt and pepper. Easy peasy!!
Benefits: Chickpeas and carrots are loaded with cholesterol-busting soluble fiber. Garlic can help curb inflammation and may slow blood clotting.
Garnish with parsley.
Something for the heart to ponder about.