*Try this with white beans, black beans, fava beans, and other legumes.
Into a food processor, add:
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic (I use pickeled garlic from making cucumber pickers)
- 4 cups cooked or sprouted chickpeas, a.k.a. garbanzo beans, that's two cans -
SAVE THE WATER/cooking liquid, save a few chickpeas for garnish.
- About 1/16 (1"x1" piece) of a preserved lemon
- 1.5 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about half a small lemon)
- 1 Tablespoon live pickle juice (optional)
- About 1/4 cup (2-3 oz) water from chickpeas
- 2 Tablespoons Tahini paste
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Garnish with with extra chickpeas, a drizzle of olive oil, and a little fresh, quality cumin or zaatar.
Chickpeas are high in fiber and iron, and have been shown to help regulate blood sugar. Hummus is an excellent way to turn some raw vegetables into a hearty snack.