by Melanie Albert, Nutrition and food expert, author and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC.
Super Bowl 50 is tomorrow, so today is the perfect day to make your own healthy Super Bowl Hummus.
I’ve been active with 5 Super Bowls over the last few years with Super Bowl logo healthy lifestyle products, catering at the Super Bowl VIP Tailgate in Tampa and Miami, and 2011 Official Health & Wellness Partner of the NFL Alumni with 9 events with nutrition education and catering with NFL Alumni and Hall of Fame Players Golf Classic.
I’m excited to share with you the same recipe we made for the Super Bowl XLIV VIP Tailgate Party for the Super Bowl in Miami. Now, you can make it, too.
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1/3 cup chickpea water
- 3 TBSP tahini (sesame seed paste or sesame seeds)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp cumin seeds, ground
- 1/8 tsp coriander seeds, grounds (seeds from cilantro)
- Place all ingredients into high speed blender (such as Vitamix) or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- After the hummus has been blended, taste and add any more of the ingredients to your taste.
Get Creative with Your Own Hummus
Once you have learned how to make this basic hummus, experiment and intuitively create your own versions of hummus.
- Interesting extras. Add any of the following and blend again: Cilantro, dill, sautéed onions and garlic, sun-dried tomatoes or olives. Remember, you can make hummus with any kind of beans.
- Different beans. Try making hummus with black beans, navy beans or a combination of your favorite beans.
- Tahini or sesame seeds. Experiment with pre-made tahini or hand-grind your own sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle.
- World flavors. Experiment with different herbs and spices. Make a Mediterranean hummus with basil, oregano and marjoram, roasted red peppers, olives and capers. Try a Mexican hummus with chili powder, coriander, garlic and fresh Jalapeno peppers and cilantro. Make an Indian version with cumin, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger.
Excerpt from “A New View of Healthy Eating” book to be launched April 2016. Join our e-newsletter list for recipes, simple healthy culinary techniques, intuitive cooking, nutrition tips, mindful eating and self care. www.EXPNutrition.com