What I love ? about hummus is that it gets more veggies from my fridge into my mouth. BONUS – unlike ranch dip, it’s actually super nutrient-rich! Veggies combined with hummus means lots of nutrients and filling fiber. ?
For this reason, I always keep a batch of hummus in the refrigerator. It’s quick to whip up (not kidding – 1 step, 5 minutes) and convenient for dipping raw veggies, spreading on sandwiches, adding to wraps, tossing on salads or even using as pizza sauce!
While canned beans are easy, this recipe is just as good (and cheaper) made from dried chickpeas – simply use 1.75 cups of cooked and drained dry beans. Either way, you’ve got a highly nutritious bean dish! As you may know, these Dietitians are Big on Beans!
Most hummus has oil – you’ll notice we left out this processed food. Vegetable oil is the liquid fat extracted from plant foods (olives, nuts, seeds, etc). During this process many of the antioxidants and fiber are left behind. ??? All you’re left with is pure fat – hello calories! For more info on that topic, check out our Why No Oil post.
All that’s left ingredient-wise is garlic, dijon mustard, cumin, chili powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Everything goes in a food processor and – voila! – you’ve got yourself a delicious, oil-free, veggie-dippin, flatbread-spreadin, all purpose hummus.
We of course recommend making your own hummus because it’s so darn easy (& cheap!). However, if you’re looking to purchase pre-made hummus, there are some oil-free options: Wild Garden Hummus, Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine, Roots Hummus and Cedar’s All-Natural Hummus.
We use this food processor to make all of our hummus recipes (*affiliate link).
- Food Processor
- Place all ingredients in a food processed and blend until creamy and smooth. Scrape down sides of processor as needed.
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