Lemon Hummus is light and lemony healthy, delicious, creamy, and mouth-watering, made with healthy ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, and the zest of a lemon. This is a great dip for pita bread or a spread on sandwiches or flat breads.
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. You can easily make it at your home. (CLICK HERE FOR THE HOMEMADE TAHINI RECIPE)
Chickpeas are rich in fiber, manganese, and variety of antioxidants. They can help your digestive tract as well as regulate your blood sugars and insulin levels. That is why it satisfies your appetite so quickly and can help you control your portions at dinner.
2 cans (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup coarsely chopped parsley leaves
1/2 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup tahini
4 garlic cloves, halved
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
Salt as per taste
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process for few seconds, stopping to scrape the sides half way through. Taste the hummus and adjust to taste. If your hummus is too thick turn on the food processor and add small amounts of water slowly until you reach the desired consistency.
Using a spatula scrape the hummus into a shallow bowl. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on the top of the hummus and garnish with the lemon zest and freshly chopped parsley.
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 7 days.