You’ve probably heard that humus is a healthy food and is also ideal for vegan cuisine. It is an oriental pate that is delicious with bread. But what is humus actually and why it is so healthy and important? The Arabian dish is prepared for 5 minutes from pureed chickpeas, some spices and tahini, a sesame seed. Humus is not only tasty, but also contains many healthy nutrients such as folic acid or vitamin C due to the chickpeas.
What is humus and what do we have to consider?
The chickpeas contain proteins, minerals magnesium, zinc and iron. Humus has a positive effect on the metabolism, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. But there are things you have to keep in mind. If you are preparing humus from dried chickpeas, it is important that you let the chickpeas swell for at least twelve hours and then cook for an hour in fresh water. Chickpeas contain the toxin phasin, which first decomposes and becomes harmless if the legumes are heated for a sufficient length of time. The lemon and garlic help with body detoxification. Another important thing is that you do not have to combine the humus with food, rich in carbohydrates and fats. Choose products rich in protein – fish, seafood and meat.
What is avocado humus and what types of recipes are there?
Nowadays you can find different types of recipes with humus. Guacamole is also a type of humus. You may know that the avocado contributes a lot to your health. If you want to lose weight and want a more beautiful skin, it is worth to eat this fruit. In combination with chickpeas, the humus makes a holy meal. Add olive oil at the end and you bring the healthy qualities to a climax. So that you can really benefit from all the advantages, it is best to prepare the humus at home. But how?
You need it to make humus yourself
The original recipe for humus contains the following ingredients:
- 350 grams of chickpeas
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Lemon juice of 2 lemons
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 100 to 150 grams of Tahini paste
The basic substance for humus is chickpeas. You can also use canned chickpeas to prepare the oriental food faster. Add lemon juice, garlic and olive oil to the cooked chickpeas and puree everything together. At the end you should add to the puree Tahini, a paste of roasted and ground sesame seeds, to get the characteristic nutty taste of hummus. Good Appetite!