A few months ago I read that prepared hummos, the ever-present Israeli garbanzo-bean spread, is -- surprisingly -- not healthy. I glanced at the article but didn't follow it up because it seemed ridiculous -- humos, made from garbanzo beans, garlic, tehina and salt, is about the healthiest food imaginable.
Well, a few days ago I happened to glance at the ingredients on my hummos container and sure enough, they add vegetable oil and a liberal dose of other goodies (corn syrup? Really? and sodium bicarbonate? for what?) to bulk up an otherwise healthy recipe.
Laurie's Healthy Hummos
garbanzo beans -- soaked overnight and boiled till soft
tehina (I use the whole sesame seed tehina for a bit of added iron)
some of the reserved liquid from the cooked garbanzo beans
Boil the garbanzo beans. Stick in the blender with tehina, lemon juice, salt and some of the reserved water from the garbanzo beans. Blend and then add more tehina, salt, lemon juice or water, depending on the taste and texture that you want to achieve.
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