Sunday, 2 August 2015
Green Chickpea Hummus
Have you ever heard of Green Chickpeas? I hadn't and I just found them in my local Costco store as they just started selling them here & couldn't wait to taste them and start experimenting with them. So a simple hummus only seemed the obvious to me for the first thing to make. Just to taste the difference. I can't wait to try them in future recipes.
So what exactly are green chickpeas?
GREEN CHICKPEAS are young garbanzo beans picked fresh from the vine, blanched, and flash frozen to guarantee quality within minutes from the field. See further in the blog on their nutritional facts. You'll be pleasantly surprised!
First let's start with the recipe I made today.
2 cups green chickpeas
3 garlic cloves
6 tbsp water ( approx 1/3 cup )
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
1/4 cup EVOO ( extra virgin olive oil )
1 tsp greek seasoning ( optional )
1 tsp garlic plus seasoning ( optional )
Salt & pepper to taste** use organic when possible**
Purèe all ingredients preferably in a high speed blender till the hummus is creamy smooth.
Serve & enjoy!
Here's the nutritional difference between the green chickpea compared to the blond that we are more familiar with. Just when I thought a legume couldn't get any better.
Chick peas are high in dietary fibre and so help reduce the risk of colon cancer, and studies have suggested that they help control blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and insulin secretion. The fibre in chickpeas remains undigested until it gets to the lower intestine and the colon and so helps those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Decreased Cardiovascular Risks
I highly recommend these not only for their taste but especially for their nutritional line up. I just Love them!
I encourage you to give them a try if they are available near you. If you are familiar with green chickpeas and have experimented with them, then I hope you continue to include them as apart of your healthy lifestyle.
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