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It’s very easy to prepare your own “hummus”. All you have to do is to blend some chickpeas and “tahini” (sesame seed paste) with some lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in a food processor.
This Middle-Eastern dip goes extremely well with crudités and pita bread. Like all legumes, chickpeas are naturally rich in vegetal proteins, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres. According to the Canadian Food Guide, one portion of this dip with some crudités and bread is equal to almost 3 portions of fruits and vegetables, to almost 1 portion of cereals and to 1 portion of meats and substitutes. So, there’s no need to turn vegetarian to make the most of its flavour and benefits!
Try our recipe for Hummus
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on July 14, 2007.