Last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 04:41 pm
If you want to eat something delicious and healthy and have 5 minutes, some chickpeas, tahini, garlic and a hand blender, then you need this spicy healthy hummus recipe & the “bonus” hummus wrap recipe!
Update: I decided to actually take some new pictures of the hummus, because I’m still having it almost every day. Haven’t made the hummus wrap recently, so you’ll see the old photos here. The recipe was originally published in October 2017.
The first time I ate hummus, this creamy delicious thing was wrapped in a falafel.
Then the movie Zohan came out and after seeing the main character brush his teeth, condition women’s hair and fight evil using hummus, I was inspired.
I needed to make my own hummus.
And so the hummus making journey began.
I made chunky hummus, not good hummus, then I got better. It’s a surprise to me, I haven’t shared any of my hummus recipes here. Because I’ve made so many versions of it…Hummus with spinach, with basil, with roasted peppers (this is a winner), even with beet. I’ve tried it all.
But I always come back to the most simple version. With some spice in it. It’s easy, quick, I practically always have the ingredients at home and can keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Now, my version doesn’t use olive oil like the original hummus ingredient list suggests. I love olive oil, but I somehow don’t like the taste in hummus. So this hummus is oil-free, vegan and gluten-free.
You can use this hummus as a snack, as a part of a lunch bowl or in wraps.
The Hummus Wrap
I like to make a very simple, easy and healthy wrap with hummus and vegetables. All you need to do is put some hummus and vegetables in a tortilla.
It’s quick and delicious and everyone on the planet needs to try it, so I’ll also put the recipe below.
This hummus is high-fiber and thanks to those chickpeas also high-protein and a good source of iron, which you can conveniently absorb better thanks to the vitamin C from the lemon juice.
My sister and I always say whoever came up with the original recipe for hummus was probably a nutritionist.
Now let’s make it!
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, canned, rinsed and drained
- 2 tsp tahini
- 1/2 lemon, juice of
- 1/3 tsp chili powder
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup water
Additionally For The Hummus Wrap:
- radishes, lettuce, cucumber, arugula, parsley, basil, peppers, onions
- For the hummus: Rinse and drain chickpeas. Put all ingredients besides water in the jar that comes with your hand blender. Adding water gradually, blend until smooth.
- For the wrap: In a tortilla spread 2 tbsp of the hummus. In the middle of the tortilla arrange onions, cucumbers, radishes, parsley, basil, lettuce, arugula and peppers. Then wrap. In this step you can use any vegetables you like - thinly sliced cabbage and carrots, even beet everything will work. To make it even better - add some grilled/roasted vegetables!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 20gSugar: 12gProtein: 24g
I hope you enjoy the hummus recipe – I use it in almost everything and I’m sharing some of the recipes below. Hope you enjoy them!
Some Recipes That Use This Hummus: