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Hummus w/ a Garden Twist

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Hummus w/ a Garden Twist


Brain Health Recipe of the week –

Hummus with a Garden Twist!

Adding green herbs and arugula give this traditional dish a nutrient packed healthy twist.

Why are Chickpeas so Healthy?

Chickpeas are a complete protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids, which are building blocks that help our bodies function properly. They are an excellent source of non-animal protein, and that’s great for vegetarians and vegans.

In addition, chickpeas are also brimming with vitamins and minerals.

Chickpeas and Chickpea flour are a great option, because they’re naturally gluten-free.


Units Scale

1 cup Chickpeas

Filtered Water to Cover

Juice of 1 Lemon

2 T. EV Olive Oil

2 T. Tahini

45 garlic cloves (depending on your taste buds!)

1 cup of chopped Fresh Coriander, Italian Parsley, and Arugula greens (Mix)

Salt and Pepper to taste


Soak chickpeas in water overnight, then simmer for 1 hour in pot on stove top.

Strain the chickpeas and save the Brine cooking water for later.

Add all the ingredients into the food processor along with 1/4 – 1/2 cup of the brine, depending on your desired consistency.


Add more greens, garlic, lemon, and tahini if you like. Roasted capsicum, red beets, chilis and other herbs are fun to try different flavours.

Start with small amount of cooking brine to start the puree process, then add more as you go for your desired consistency.

Serve with vegetable medley, use as a dip or a spread on crackers or toast.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: dips and spreads
  • Method: puree
  • Cuisine: vegan

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