Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Who loves chocolate? A better question is: who doesn’t? And chocolate hummus recipe is seriously the way to celebrate that love.
We do. So it’s important that we grasp the fact that hummus and chocolate, our two great loves, can be combined.

This unique hummus recipe is perfect for snacks. It is packed with protein, fibre and has no white sugar. It’s a delicious dip which is matched well with bananas and strawberries. Or you can simply grab a spoon and gobble it for dessert.

If you love chocolate and humus, then this is the right combination you’re looking for so let’s get started.

chocolate hummus

 Ingredients

½ cup garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained from can
3½ -maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
4 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
2 tablespoons water (optional)

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients in the food processor.
  2. Pulse until the mixture smooth.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time to adjust to your desired consistency.

Your Chocolate Hummus is now ready to serve! This recipe is great for parties and kids will definitely love it. It’s easy to prepare, healthy and yummy. This treat can be whipped up in about 5 minutes. Another fine example of some hummus history that you can take advantage of when improving the health of your family.

chocolate hummus recipe
Pesto Hummus Recipe

Pesto Hummus Recipe

This Pesto Hummus Recipe will quickly become your go-to favorite dip for years to come. Pesto is always a favorite and is even loved by children. A super healthy and fresh taste, pesto will give your dip some zing and that beautiful green colour always puts me in a great mood!

Pesto is Great

Pesto tastes great all the time but goes particularly well on pasta, bread or crackers. You can add it any type of sandwich, but it works super well on a chicken sandwich. Pesto can be homemade or those in a bottle available at the grocery stores. Luckily it’s easy to make vegan pesto and adding nutritional yeast to make it so delicious and healthy. Let’s do something new, what about making a pesto hummus for snack?

Hummus and pesto is a kind of new thing but most people are into it already. Consider it a good combination when making a dip for bread sticks and spread for crackers as well as the usual flat breads. If you are among those who love pesto and hummus, it’s now time to put them together in one yummy and healthy recipe.

Ingredients:

Pestopesto
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup cashews
1 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
salt and black pepper to taste

Hummus
1 can of chickpeas
1 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
salt to taste

Method:

  1. Set aside 1-2 tbsp of chickpeas for decorations (optional)
  2. Place all the remaining hummus ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture becomes smooth.
  3. Observe the mixture, you may need to add a little amount of water if it’s too thick.
  4. Taste and adjust depending on your preference. Set it aside.
  5. Similar to the first few steps, put all the pesto ingredients into a food processor and run until smooth.
  6. Get a serving dish. Combine the hummus and pesto top it with the remaining chickpeas. You can add salt to taste and even chili powder.

Now, that you successfully made a yummy a pesto humus, you can share this recipe to your friends who love to try new hummus recipe. Enjoy it with pita bread!

pesto hummus recipe - for the love of hummus

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe – For the Love of Hummus

Looking for a creamy pumpkin hummus recipe for your next party? This sweet tasting hummus is best served with pita wedges or bread-sticks. It is also perfect spread on crustini or wheat bread, garnished chopped nuts and drizzled with olive oil. These are the accompaniments this traditional food has been served with.

Canned pumpkin puree can be used as alternative to a fresh pumpkin but observe the same consistency of the hummus while mixing the other ingredients. Less olive oil might be needed or else your pumpkin hummus will become thin in the end. If you’re ready, let’s get down to work.

 

Ingrediepumpkin hummus recipents:

200 g fresh pumpkin
200 g canned chickpeas (drained weight)
1 medium shallot
2 small garlic cloves
½ cup olive oil
½ tsp spicy paprika
¼ tsp cinnamon
pepper and salt

 

Method:

  1. Peel, wash and chop the fresh pumpkin into cubes. Chop the shallot and garlic cloves too.
  2. Pour a little olive oil in a medium heated non-stick pan. Add the garlic and shallot when the pan is hot. Cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Place the chopped pumpkin in the pan. Stir well and cook for 5-7 minutes or until pumpkins soften.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat then set aside the pan to cool.
  5. Drain the canned chickpeas and wash them with cold running water.
  6. Add the chickpeas to the blender. Pulse to crumble then add the cooked pumpkin.
  7. Pulse again then slowly add olive oil. You can add a little water in the beginning if you don’t want the hummus to be oily.
  8. Season with salt, pepper, spicy paprika and half of the cinnamon.
  9. Pulse to mix very well and until smooth. Season to taste.

When finished, your pumpkin hummus should be creamy and smooth, not too dry and not to runny. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve at room temperature with your choice of bread or veggies. Try this pumpkin hummus recipe and tell me how it goes. Also worth noting is the carrot hummus and the sweet potato versions.

pumpkin hummus recipe

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe – For the Love of Hummus

sweet potato hummus dip

Who doesn’t love sweet foods? Most of us love to eat something sweet at times and this hummus recipe perfectly satisfies that craving. Hummus is easy to make so people love to prepare it instead of buy it in store. Today’s recipe is something sweet, literally, because we’ll be adding sweet potato to our hummus mixture. So without further ado, let’s get started.

 

Ingredients:

2 cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed, 1/4 cup liquid reserved
1 medium sweet potato
juice from one lemon
1/3 cup water
1 tsp paprika
1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 bulb roasted garlic

Method:

  1. Place the drained chickpea in a clean blender along with the 1/4 c liquid reserved, for 1 minute.
  2. Prick the entire sweet potato using fork and place it microwave oven at high temperature for 5 minutes.
  3. Slice the sweet potato in half. Get a spoon and scoop the insides then add to the blender.
  4. Pulse many times.
  5. Add the seasonings, roasted garlic and lemon juice.
  6. Turn the blender. Pulse while gradually adding water until the hummus meet your desired consistency.

It’s done! If you love tahini you can add ¼ cup to make it more creamier. Now serve your sweet potato hummus to your visitors with crackers. They will surely love you more for doing it.

sweet potato hummus recipe

Hummus with Fresh Asparagus Recipe

Hummus with Fresh Asparagus Recipe

Hummus with Fresh Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus hummus with garnishPutting some freshly blanched Asparagus into your hummus recipe gives it a spectacular taste that is hard to beat. The nutty, complex flavor of hummus with the delightful addition of fresh asparagus, can turn regular hummus into a powerhouse of vitamins and taste. Asparagus hummus is so easy to make, you will wonder why you haven’t been adding some asparagus all along.

With this recipe we recommend that you use fresh asparagus for this variation, however if you are stuck and fresh is unavailable, you can easily use the tinned or jar variety. The taste is very similar, however the fresh is that little bit tastier and has that lovely crunch!

 

Ingredients

1 can of chickpeas (or garbanzo beans)

1 clove of fresh garlic

2 tablespoons of tahini

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 bunch of fresh asparagus

Sumac for sprinkling

Bowl of ice cold water

 

Method

Cook asparagus for a few minutes until just tender. Remove from heat and dump it directly into the iced water. This stops it from overcooking. The asparagus should cool quite quickly.

Put chickpeas (garbanzo), garlic, tahini into the blender and blend on high for one minute. Add the cooked asparagus and one tablespoon of olive oil. Add more olive oil if the hummus is a little dry or you would like it thinner. Blend for another minute.

Serve in a bowl and sprinkle with sumac or simply garnish with a piece of fresh asparagus. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top to seal. Serve. Enjoy.

asparagus hummus recipe

Hummus for Weight Loss

Hummus for Weight Loss

Hummus for weight loss? There have been stranger things happen.

Our insatiable need to shake excess fat from our bodies has seen several weight loss diets creep into the health and fitness market during the last couple of years. Most of the time, these diets fail to help people lose those extra kilos, but some produce very satisfactory weight loss results. One of the weight loss ideas that have been found to be quite effective when it comes to reducing hunger pangs and food consumption is eating hummus regularly as part of a balanced diet. Incorporating hummus into your diet gives you a massive boost of protein and keeps you fuller for longer. You might also try eating tabbouleh to give you the greens your body needs.

Losing weight with healthy eatingWho invented it?

Hummus dip has its origin in the Middle East, with the main ingredients as olive oil, chickpeas, salt, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. Humus serves as a snack or side fish, and offers you very tasty and nutritious variety to your weight loss diet plan. You can make humus a part of your daily food intakes to achieve better results.

Plan your daily food intake to incorporate humus as a way of reducing your calorie intakes. To maintain your weight, you need about 15 calories per pound of body weight to maintain your weight. This means you need about 500 calories less than this to shave 1 pound in a week. According to dieticians, humus provides you a better substitute to the Mayo-based condiments that are known to be very high in calorie counts. These high calorie condiments make a dent on your weight loss diet plans by adding the weight back on in the form of low nutrient calories.

 

How to Eat Hummus

You can always spread humus on your crackers or sandwiches instead of fatty condiments. Dip your vegetable sticks or crackers into hummus to have a more filling tasty snack. Always use veggies rather than the fatty chips whenever you can, as this will give you better results. You can add red pepper slices, the vitamin C contained in them helps the body absorb more of the iron contained in the hummus. Sliced cucumbers, carrots, Zucchini or asparagus spears are equally good ideas.

Always insist on low calorie hummus and make it yourself at home whenever you can. If you must use store bought then the traditional hummus is always the best, but some manufacturers make use higher amounts of olive oil, some brands contain extra flavorings to increase the calorie content, so be aware of this when purchasing. Eat Hummus as part of your healthy diet.