Hummus is a must-have for every kitchen. The great thing about hummus is that you can break the monotony of eating one thing too many times by effortlessly adapting it to get a sweet and sour flavor, a sweet and spicy flavor, a smoky flavor, or even a fruity flavor, depending on your choice of ingredients.
This Hummus recipe has the juice and peel of an orange. This will add a unique citrusy sweetness with a very mild tang that can still be felt without being too overpowering. The addition of lemon zest complements the orange zest well.
Whether boiling the chickpeas yourself or using canned chickpeas, reserve the liquid (aquafaba) to help add moisture to the hummus. For an authentic taste, only canned goods if you have an option. (You can use the leftover aquafaba as an egg replacement in vegan baking.)
Combine all ingredients in a power blender and pulse until super creamy. Taste to gauge whether you need to adjust the flavor, then enjoy this fresh citrus-flavored hummus with pita crackers, veggie sticks, bread, crackers, or other meal of choice.
Nutritional Benefits: Chickpeas are a good source of fiber, making them very beneficial to your digestive health. The fiber helps increase the good bacteria composition in your gut and also helps efficiently eliminate waste. In addition, their low Glycemic Index makes it a heart-healthy food as it helps lower blood sugar and harmful cholesterol levels. Freshly squeezed orange juice is rich in vital nutrients such as the immune-boosting vitamin C, free radicals fighting antioxidants, and heart and gut healthy minerals.
- 2 cups chickpeas, cooked
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 tsp of salt or to taste
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/4 of orange peel
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp yogurt (or coconut milk, for vegan)
- 3 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend into a smooth paste.
After you have achieved a smooth paste, remove and place the paste into a bowl.
Now spoon in the yogurt and tahini and stir the mixture gently and thoroughly.
You can use this as a dip or as a spread.
Sprinkle coriander leaves to garnish and serve.
3.3g Saturated fat