Michelle (my beloved other half) and I eat gluten free at least 98% of the time. So for gluten week on the blog, I asked Michelle to come up with a few of her favorite gluten free recipes. Enjoy!
Hummus is delicious. Traditionally something found throughout the Middle East, these days you can find it in every market. This naturally gluten free food is traditionally served with pita bread, but I love it with fresh vegetables. It also makes a great spread on a sandwich instead of other condiments. And although I’m ashamed to admit it, I have been known to eat spoonfuls of hummus all by itself.
But don’t just be dazzled by how good it tastes. Hummus is loaded with fiber, which helps to regulate blood sugar. It’s also packed with protein, high in magnesium, folate, and iron.
2 cups prepared garbanzo beans (either boiled or canned)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 medium clove garlic
3 tablespoons tahini paste (sesame seed paste)
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pour garbanzo beans into a food processor or blender. Add lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic cloves, and blend until its a smooth paste. Add your tahini paste, and blend again. If needed, add a little water if it’s too thick. When its well blended and smooth, add the cumin and salt and blend again. Scoop hummus into a bowl, pour a little olive oil on top and dust with paprika, and serve!
* Additional lemon, garlic, or other herbs can be added to taste.
Makes approximately 8 servings