Homemade Hummus Recipe
If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll remember on my Instagram stories how many times I have tried to master hummus. Well, great news…this recipe nailed it! Super creamy and tasty. The trick: add some cold water and blend for at least 5 minutes. One more hint: add a little extra sprinkle of sea salt at the end.
How to Avoid Gas/Bloating When Eating Beans
When it comes to beans and legumes, most people may experience the unwanted side effects: gas, bloating, extra flatulence. To help combat these symptoms of indigestion, soak your beans longer with a thorough rinse. Soaking beans removes the extra indigestible sugars that cause flatulence. If you buy canned beans, drain and rinse them well. In a strainer, apply cold water for a few minutes until you no longer see bubbles. Give one extra rinse for good measures!
If you still experience flatulence when consuming beans you can try 2 things, in this order:
- Consume less per meal.
- Have digestive enzymes (as per your bottle’s dosage recommends) either at the start of your meal or during to help facilitate better digestion.
Your Gut and The Foods You Eat
When we reference the state of your gut, we are talking about the balance between healthy microorganisms and the unwanted, unhealthy microorganisms. When this balance is out of whack, numerous health issues can become noticeable. This imbalance can be referred to as dysbiosis. If you are looking to read more into a specific health issue, scroll through these articles.
Consuming beans and legumes for general gut maintenance can be very beneficial. If you have severe health issues and need to be on a strict gut-healing protocol, we recommend minimizing or eliminating beans and legumes for a period of time while working strategically with a health practitioner. You can book your free 15-minute phone consultation and speak directly with one of our practitioners right here.
What Pairs Well With Hummus?
- Raw veggies dipped in hummus
- Hummus chicken pita
- Hummus and chicken souvlaki
- Salad bowl (lettuce, onions, cabbage, pasture raised organic meat, hummus, pickles)
Homemade Hummus Recipe
- 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 2 whole lemons squeezed, seeds removed (approx. 1/3 c.)
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 c. tahini
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. cold water more or less if needed
- Remove chickpeas from can and drain. Rinse well then add to a food processor or high-powered blender. Combine lemon juice, sea salt, tahini and extra virgin olive oil. Blend for about 5 minutes (sometimes longer).
- Stop food processor and check mixture. Scrape down the sides. The hummus mixture should be creamy by this point. Add cold water slowly and pulse for a few minutes. Add more water if/as needed.
- Taste and adjust as needed. I often add a little more salt. Add toppings as desired such as a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, freshly chopped parsley, minced garlic or a little cayenne pepper!