I owe a lot to hummus. Hummus has saved me many, many times from mid-day cravings that could easily send a person diving deep into a stack of faux-cream-filled pastries and trans fat-laden chips. Well, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but I’ve certainly made hummus a staple in my every day diet.

Garbanzo beans are the main ingredient in hummus. These beans are nutrient-dense, loaded with antioxidants and a good source of protein and fiber. In a nutshell, garbanzo beans are the key to keeping you healthy while feeling fuller longer.

Why buy what you can make cheaper and healthier?
Here is a really simple recipe for hummus that anyone can whip up in five minutes with a few basic ingredients.

Hummus
1 can garbanzo beans
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
1 clove crushed garlic*
1 1/4 tbsp lemon juice*
1/2 tsp cumin
a dash of sea salt

Simply blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately with fresh-cut veggies and pita, or store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.

Enjoy!

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