I love Garlic Hummus. I eat it on everything! it’s full of fiber and it contains the good fats that contribute to heart health. When David of Believe Sweat Inspire had a big bowl of it out in the class he taught at Phys-Ed about heart healthy foods I was pretty excited. Not only is is tasty, but it’ll help you healthy!
It’s said that garlic’s has the ability to enhance the body’s immune cell activity. The active component in garlic is the sulfur compound called allicin. Allicin is the chemical produced when garlic is chopped, chewed, or bruised. (a side note- the Allicin property is diminished when cooked!) Allicin is very powerful as an antibiotic and a strong agent that helps to stop the growth of germs! In fact, it’s said that 1 milligram of allicin has a potency of 15 standard units of penicillin.
Plus, it keeps vampires away.
Add in the Chickpeas and tahini, and Garlic Hummus is a winner all around!
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cups canned chickpeas drained, liquid reserved
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/3 cup tahini sesame paste
- 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice from 2 lemons)
- 2 tablespoons of liquid from chickpeas
- 8 dashes of hot sauce
- In a food processor, add garlic and process until minced. Add the rest of of the ingredients ito the food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed to your liking.
What do you use Garlic Hummus for?
I substitute hummus for a lot of thing- I use it instead of mayo on sandwiches (heck, I’ll make a wrap with just humus, grilled veggies and arugula) and I’ll something thin it down a little bit and use it as a salad dressing. My favorite way to eat, though, is to just eat it as a dip. I love to dip raw vegetables in it, or pita chips.
Eating healthy foods to keep you healthy does not have to be boring! You can make plenty of tasty dishes to keep satisfied and healthy- like this garlic hummus!