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Lemon Garlic Hummus

Posted by: Rita in: ● May 16, 2011

There was a Mediterranean Feast in the yumyoga kitchen last Friday and this hummus played a very prominent role. Actually, it was the only “tested” recipe featured at dinner as the other players you see where debuted that evening (with great success!) I LOVE hummus for the same reasons I love most food – it tastes great and it is nutritious. Look at the ingredients below… all good stuff. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber (one of the many non-animal protein sources we can consume without worrying about our cholesterol levels as the fiber actually helps that issue!) Olive oil is a “good fat” and fresh garlic is a natural antibiotic.

I give props to a fellow yogi who is an incredible chef and foodie, PJ, for this hummus recipe. After CorePower’s Cleanse program, we had a big potluck and PJ brought this amazing hummus, so I had to snag the recipe from him. It is really easy and delicious and I make it all the time!

2 cans garbanzo beans drained and rinsed

4 cloves garlic

Zest of a lemon plus all of its juice

1t cayenne (adjust or eliminate to your taste)

Olive oil

Sea salt

Add all ingredients to a food processor minus the oil and salt.  Start the processor and slowly add olive oil until the mixture becomes a creamy consistency.  Season with sea salt to taste.

Enjoy!

the Mediterranean Feast... Lemon Garlic Hummus on Quinoa Tabbouleh with Sweet Potato Falafel and Tahini Yogurt Sauce

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