Welcome to my Detoxifying Hummus Recipe! As an Israeli chef, I have always been a fan of hummus, but this recipe is not your typical hummus dip. It’s packed with nutrient-dense ingredients that support cleansing and detoxification in the body.
Detox diets and cleanses are becoming increasingly popular as people become more conscious about their health and well-being. This hummus recipe is the perfect addition to any detox diet or conscious cleanse.
I developed this recipe in collaboration with Jesse Lane Wellness, a certified holistic nutritionist who focuses on whole foods and plant-based diets. Together, we came up with a hummus recipe that not only tastes delicious but also supports your body’s natural cleansing process.
The ingredients in this hummus are carefully chosen for their nutritional benefits. Chickpeas, the main ingredient, are high in dietary fiber and protein which help keep you full and satisfied. Zucchini, parsley, and cilantro all aid in detoxification by supporting liver function and eliminating toxins from the body. And of course, no hummus recipe would be complete without extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, and lemon juice to add flavor and depth.
This Detoxifying Hummus Recipe is easy to make and can be used as a dip or spread for sandwiches and wraps. Whether you’re trying to eat healthier or looking for a new twist on traditional hummus, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So grab your food processor and let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for a healthy and delicious snack that won’t ruin your diet? Then our Detoxifying Hummus recipe is perfect for you! This hummus recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also packed with nutrients and flavor that will leave you satisfied and feeling great.
We use chickpeas, which are high in dietary fiber, to create the base for this hummus recipe. Chickpeas have been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels and promote healthy digestion. Additionally, we use extra virgin olive oil, which is high in monounsaturated fats that have numerous heart health benefits.
The detoxifying aspect of this recipe comes from the addition of zucchini and spinach. These two green vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential for detoxing your body. Not only do they add a mild, fresh flavor to the hummus but they also give it a vibrant green color.
To make this nutritious hummus recipe, simply blend the chickpeas, zucchini, garlic cloves, sea salt, cilantro, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil together until smooth. You can also add some tahini if you prefer a creamier hummus.
Whether you’re just looking for a healthy snack or doing a conscious cleanse or detox diet, our Detoxifying Hummus recipe is perfect for everyone. So go ahead and make yourself some delicious and healthy hummus today!
To make this detoxifying hummus recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups canned or cooked chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (or parsley)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 1 zucchini (diced and steamed)
- 3 cups of baby spinach or kale leaves (chopped)
- 1 roasted red bell pepper (diced)
- 1 can of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Fresh cilantro leaves
These ingredients are readily available in your local supermarket. You will also need a food processor to make this easy-to-make hummus recipe that is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and healthy fats.
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s get down to business and make that Detoxifying Hummus. Trust me, it’s easier than you think. Here’s what you’ll need and how to do it with ease.
- 2 cups of drained and rinsed chickpeas
- 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- ⅓ cup of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 ½ cups of packed fresh cilantro
Begin by processing the garlic cloves in a food processor until finely minced.
Add the chickpeas to the food processor and pulse until they form a coarse paste.
Next, add in the cilantro, lemon juice, and sea salt. Pulse until well combined.
While the food processor is running, slowly pour in the olive oil until it has been fully incorporated into the hummus mixture.
Continue processing for an additional minute or two, or until the hummus has reached your desired consistency.
Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed with more salt or lemon juice.
Transfer your freshly-made hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with some cilantro leaves or extra virgin olive oil.
That’s it! Your delicious Detoxifying Hummus is now ready to be enjoyed. Dip some sliced veggies into it, spread on crackers or crackers, and simply savor each bite as you get all those amazing health benefits from this healthy hummus recipe.
Remember that you can always experiment and customize your own hummus based on your preference by trying different substitutions and variations that suit your taste buds best!
Substitutions and Variations
This hummus recipe is perfect as is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try some substitutions and variations to cater to your own taste buds. Here are a few suggestions:
– Olive oil: I prefer using extra-virgin olive oil for this recipe for its rich flavor and health benefits, but you can use any neutral-flavored oil such as grapeseed or avocado oil if you prefer.
– Garlic: Garlic cloves are a must in hummus, but if you don’t have fresh garlic on hand, you can substitute with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder per clove.
– Cilantro: If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can swap it out for parsley or basil. Alternatively, omitting the herb altogether would still result in a wonderful hummus.
– Chickpeas: While chickpeas are the star ingredient in traditional hummus, you can switch things up by trying different legumes such as cannellini beans or black beans for a twist on the classic flavor.
– Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice is ideal for making hummus, but if you’re in a pinch, bottled lemon juice works well. You can also add other citrus flavors such as lime or orange to change up the flavor profile.
– Zucchini Hummus: To make detoxifying zucchini hummus, add one medium zucchini (diced) when processing ingredients 1-3. Blend until smooth like classic hummus.
Remember that when making substitutions, the consistency and texture of the final product may vary slightly. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your favorite flavors – make this humble dip truly your own!
Serving and Pairing
This detoxifying hummus is so versatile that you can serve it as a dip, spread, or salad dressing. It makes the perfect accompaniment to a platter of fresh-cut veggies, crackers or toasted whole-grain bread. Serve it as a pre-dinner appetizer to whet your guests’ appetite.
You can also use this hummus as a base for sandwiches and wraps; it adds an exciting depth of flavour to your healthy meal. Try spreading it on toast in the morning and top with sliced avocado or tomato for a nutritious breakfast option.
For pairing drinks, try pairing this detox hummus with fresh juices or smoothies to make a complete meal. Sipping on fresh green juice while munching on hummus and veggies is satisfying and will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
The earthy flavours of this hummus pair well with Mediterranean-inspired dishes like falafel, kebab or shawarma. Since this hummus recipe has an added cilantro kick it complements well with spicy dishes like curry and chili.
This recipe is vegan-friendly, making it a great choice for those following vegetarian recipes. It’s perfect for those who are trying to follow a conscious cleanse or detox diet but don’t want to compromise on taste.
Whether you serve it as part of your party platter or enjoy it as part of your everyday meals, this detoxifying hummus will add a burst of flavour and nutrition to any dish or snack.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Let’s be honest, we could all use a few extra hours in our day. That’s why I recommend making this detoxifying hummus recipe ahead of time! This will save you precious moments on the day you plan to indulge in it.
To make-ahead, store the hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 4-5 days. Make sure to take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to allow time for it to come back to room temperature.
If you’re craving a warm option, you can reheat the hummus. However, microwaving is not recommended as it can cause drying and loss of flavor. Instead, heat the hummus on low-medium heat on a stovetop, stirring occasionally until warmed throughout.
Moreover, this hummus recipe makes for great leftovers, so feel free to pack it for lunch at work or school. You can store the hummus dip in small containers and pair them with your favorite veggies, crackers or pita breads.
Lastly, remember that this detoxifying hummus recipe will have a shorter shelf life than traditional hummus because there are no preservatives included. So be mindful to eat it within 4-5 days of making – although I doubt it will last that long once you taste its deliciousness!
Tips for Perfect Results
Making hummus can be a great way to explore new flavors and ingredients. But if you’re new to making hummus or need some tips to perfect this recipe, here are some helpful tips to create the best detoxifying hummus you’ve ever tasted.
One of the secrets to a good hummus is the texture, and the key ingredient for that is tahini. It’s important to use a good quality tahini, as it will greatly affect the final taste and texture of your hummus. Make sure to give it a good mix before adding it to your other ingredients, as it tends to separate in the jar.
Another aspect that can make or break your hummus is the chickpeas. For this recipe, you can use canned chickpeas, but make sure to drain and rinse them well before using. If you’re using dried chickpeas, try soaking them overnight and adding a pinch of baking soda when cooking them; this will make them softer and easier to blend.
Adding garlic cloves is a must for any hummus recipe, but be careful not to add too much. It’s better to start with one clove and adjust the amount based on your personal taste preference. Also, if you’re not fond of raw garlic flavor, try roasting it beforehand or using roasted garlic instead.
To give your hummus a fresh flavor and vibrant color, try incorporating greens like cilantro or parsley. These herbs will also add a boost of healthy nutrients like dietary fiber and vitamins. Other variations include zucchini or spinach for a detox green hummus.
When blending all the ingredients in a food processor or blender, start slow and gradually increase the speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You may need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides of the container with a spatula for even blending.
Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings or pairings like extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, chopped tomatoes or cucumbers. And remember that hummus can be eaten as a dip, spread or added as a protein source in many vegetarian recipes.
As with any recipe, there may be some questions that come up while making this detoxifying hummus. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers to help you make the most out of this delicious and healthy recipe.
What is the healthiest way to eat hummus?
In this recipe, I’ll be sharing how to make a scrumptious veggie dip that pairs perfectly with a variety of sliced vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumber, bell pepper, radishes, snap peas, snow peas and broccoli. Plus, I’ll be suggesting some delectable dippers like pita bread, pita chips, flatbread, pretzel chips, bagel chips, crackers and crostini.
Can you eat hummus on a clean diet?
Hummus is a wholesome dish that comprises natural ingredients such as chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and lemon, all of which offer essential nutrients. For variety, experiment with alternate flavors like garlic, avocado, or black bean hummus. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also good for you!
Why do you put baking soda in hummus?
In the making of his chickpea dish, Ehud ensures that his chickpeas are cooked to the point of being extremely tender to achieve a mushy consistency. As a key step in the cooking process, he adds baking soda which increases the water’s pH level to help break down the chickpeas into a smooth and pulpy consistency, as described by Bon Appetit.
Is hummus okay for your gut?
Hummus is not only a delicious dip, but it is also a great way to boost your digestive health. With a solid dose of dietary fiber, each serving of hummus provides a satisfying six grams of fiber per 3.5 ounces (100 grams), which can benefit both men and women. Women can meet up to 24% of their daily recommended fiber intake, while men can get up to 16%.
In conclusion, this detoxifying hummus recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for a healthy and flavorful snack option. Incorporating simple yet powerful ingredients like chickpeas, garlic cloves, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt, this hummus recipe not only satisfies your cravings but also provides significant dietary fiber and nutrition.
By adding zucchini or spinach to the recipe, you can elevate the dish’s health benefits and tailor it to your tastes. This detox hummus is an easy-to-make dip that’s perfect for vegan and vegetarian diets alike, and it’s versatile enough to pair with a whole range of veggies, crackers, or bread.
So why not make hummus healthy again with this fantastic recipe? With its delicious blend of flavors and numerous health benefits, there’s really no reason not to. Give it a try today and enjoy the surprising benefits of this tasty dip – your body will thank you!
Detoxifying Hummus Recipe
- 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas
- 1 cup cilantro (packed, with stems, raw)
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (roughly)
- Puree cilantro, salt, and garlic in a mixer or food processor. Add olive oil to help get it moving if needed.
- Add chickpeas and puree, adding oil if needed. Sometimes if it's too dry to mix well, I'll add water too so I don't have to use a lot of oil.
- Freezes well!