Hummus is one of my all-time favorite foods. However, tahini (sesame seed paste) bugs my stomach. Apparently, I am allergic to sesame seeds, and I know that this allergy isn't uncommon. While store-bought hummus is very convenient, it almost always contains tahini, so I just make my own hummus!
Low Fat, Tahini-free Hummus
-1 can Garbanzo Beans, liquid reserved
-2T fresh Lemon Juice
-1 clove Garlic
-1/3t salt + ¼ tsp pepper (or to taste)
-½T Olive oil
-1/2 tsp Cumin
Makes about 1 cup
Drain and rinse the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. In a blender or food processor, combine garbanzo beans, cumin, lemon juice, garlic, oil. Add the reserved bean liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until there is enough liquid needed to fully combine the ingredients. Blend until smooth.
*Note: I recommend peeling the "skins" off the chickpeas. Although this is time-consuming, it results in a creamier hummus.
Do you have any food allergies or sensitivities?
What is your favorite way to eat hummus? Crackers, baby carrots, cucumber slices, in a salad, I'll use any food as an excuse to eat hummus!