Off late, our girls have been enjoying their raw and steamed vegetables, a lot. And as a mom I have to confess that I have been spending more time searching for easy-to-make dishes to go along with veggies. Also I generally try to keep the recipes very basic yet high in their nutritional value. This saves me a good chunk of time and effort.
So here’s my recipe of hummus, that I serve with raw or steamed vegetables.
Things you will need:
- 250 gms Chickpeas
- 4-5 tbsp virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- salt to taste
- chopped cilantro (optional)
What you need to do:
- Soak chick peas overtime. Blend them in a food processor with garlic cloves and cumin seeds to make a smooth paste.
- Add salt, lemon juice and olive oil and mix evenly. And that’s it!
Since I made this recipe with things I already had at home, I didn’t add Tahini. Instead I added some creamy peanut butter to our hummus. And there wasn’t much difference in the taste. So if Tahini is available for you, you may just want to replace peanut butter with it.
My girls love it with fresh vegetables. It also makes a delicious yet healthy bread spread. You can make and store it in an air-tight container for over a month. It’s super simple to make and highly nutritious. So just go and soak those chickpeas right away. And let me know if you have a better recipe for making it. I would love to learn it from you. 🙂
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