Pulses such as chickpeas are great to have alongside whole-grains or dairy to provide a full complement of protein. Chickpeas tend to aggravate vata a little (think wind…) but with oil, garlic and herbs such as cumin, this can be lessened. This simple home-made hummus recipe has the handy addition of some green, nothing beats some disguised vegetables!
Home-made spinach hummus
- 1 can chickpeas or better yet, the equivalent amount of boiled dry chickpeas
- 1/2 clove garlic
- 125 g fresh spinach
- 4 tbsp (60ml) tahini
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 80 ml water - start with half and keep adding till right consistency
- Cumin optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dash olive oil
- Add all to food processor and mix to desired consistency.