The healthiest spread is here – if you haven’t tried it, you’ll regret it! You’re on a diet and you’re looking for something healthy to spread on your whole-grain toast? We have a solution!
Hummus – the healthiest spread: Nutrition facts
We’re not kidding. The healthiest spread ever. Ever. It’s incomparably better than any low-fat creams and spreads that you can find in the stores. It’s so diet-friendly and it tastes so good… The minute you try it, you become obsessed with it.
Hummus is rich in protein and it can be a perfect substitute for meat. This is the reason why it gives you the feeling of fullness and it stops the cravings. That being said, it is fair to conclude that it’s a great fit for your diet. In addition, it has all the necessary dietary fiber, magnesium and copper, it is low in cholesterol, and balances blood pressure.
Now let’s see how we can prepare this miraculous spread.
The healthiest spread: recipe
This the simplest recipe of a whole bunch of them. Obviously, we have tried this one and we love it, that’s why we recommend it to you. It’s super easy to prepare and it’s absolutely delicious!
- 300 grams chickpeas
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cloves garlic
- 50 ml olive oil
- 3 tablespoons ground sesame
- 1 lemon (lemon juice)
- salt & pepper
One thing to remember when you intend on making your own hummus. The night before, you need put the chickpeas in a bowl filled with water and one spoon of baking soda. In this way, the chickpeas will swell and it would be easier and quicker to boil them the next morning.
So, we have nicely swelled chickpeas, we wash them, we put them into a pot, adding only the garlic and clean water. It should boil for 1 and a half or 2 hours like that. As you see that the chickpeas are soft, drain them, keeping the water safe in another bowl for later. Put the drained chickpeas, together with all of the previously mentioned ingredients, and a little bit of that boiled water (60 ml max), in a blender. Blend until you see that it is creamy and smooth and try it. Certainly, you can add some more salt, depending on your taste. But it’s better to do that now, when it’s still hot. Then, wait until it cools down, pack some amount of it in glass container, and enjoy the rest of it. Tip: Serve with whole-grain toast. Yummy!