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Healthy Hummus


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  • Cooked dried garbanzo beans (the cans are more expensive and less healthy)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • Stock (vegetable or chicken) or water
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Put the garbanzo beans and garlic in a food processor.

Step 2

In order to make the hummus as healthy as possible, do NOT use tahini or a lot of oil – use lemon, stock/water, and a touch of olive oil as liquid.

Step 3

Squeeze the entire lemon and give the food processor a whirl – it will probably be too thick.

Step 4

If it’s too thick, put a few tablespoons of stock or water and blend again – is it thin enough yet?

Step 5

Repeat with more stock and/or lemon juice until it’s thin enough but BEFORE the taste is off balance (too watery or lemony).

Step 6

Finish it off with a sprinkle of the spices and a tablespoon or two of olive oil.

Step 7

Keep tasting and adding these ingredients until the texture and taste are to your liking.

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  • Eggplant
  • Hummus
  • Coriander
  • Salt and pepper


Slice eggplant and chop coriander

Place sliced eggplant in toaster

Thoroughly mix hummus, salt, pepper, and coriander

Spread the mixture onto the toasted eggplant slice!

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