Everyone knows hummus is a popular middle eastern dish usually served with pita bread. Hummus is also high in vitamins C and B6, folate and iron. The chickpea, also called a garbanzo bean are a source of protein and fiber and are common in vegetarian diets for that reason. The tahini (sesame seeds!) it’s made with are another great source of amino acids. It’s really easy to pick some up at any store, but in my opinion its difficult to find a good one. Most of them taste funny, so that’s why its better to make your own. If you read labels you will also find industrial packaged hummus is really not that healthy.
So my recipe I use contains:
- 5 garlic cloves
- 2 cans of organic garbanzo beans(water reserved)
- 1/3 cup tahihi (I used toasted sesame oil) 1/3 c= about 6 tablespoons
- juice from 1/2 lemon, 6 T( a juicy one! You might need a whole lemon)
- and juice from the cans to get a good consistency
- 8-10 dashes of hot sauce
Throw all that into a food processor and its done. This yields about 3 cups. I like to saute my garlic and chickpeas in olive oil over high heat for at 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
After that I used a bag of ‘slaw’ (cole slaw mixes) . You can find many mixes, but I used green and purple cabbage, carrots and brocilli-to that I added chopped cilantro and parsley. On a wheat tortilla, slather a good amount of hummus all over, then add a bunch of the veggie mix and then wrap. Enjoy! They are really good and easy to make and wrap for a no guilt quick lunch!
Approximate cost: $6 for about 6 wraps