Hummus is a vegan staple! But don't be fooled that all are healthy! Classically store bought and restaurant versions are extremely HIGH in F A T as they are made with Olive Oil, which we know now that oils are highly processed and NOT good for us!! As usual HOME MADE (without stuff we don't want in it) is BEST! :)
Hummus works as a great dip for veggies but I also enjoy it spread on Ezekiel pita bread and topped with a Greek salad (sans feta of course).
My "lunner" today took me 10 minutes to prepare from scratch. I didn't even make the salad...which I should have to show you....I just made it simpler and faster topping it only with tomatoes, cucumbers, and romaine leaves.
In a food processor add:
2 cans of organic garbanzo beans drained and rinsed.
1/4-1/2 c Raw Tahini (or raw sesame seeds)
3-5 garlic cloves
Juice from 1 Lemon
1 medium zucchini
Blend until creamy!
Optional Add In's:
Red Bell Pepper (Green are unripe)
Oil/Sulfite-free Organic Sundried Tomatoes
Raw Greek Olives
Red Wine Vinegar
I remembered that I had some Peloponnese olives and added them to my lunch!