Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus


Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus is a quick and easy hummus recipe with the goodness of protein rich chickpeas and sesame seeds and anti-inflammatory turmeric. It uses less than 10 ingredients and if one uses the tinned chickpeas it becomes a no cook recipe. It is naturally vegan and gluten free.


Close up look of Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus


So what is Hummus?

Hummus is basically a dip or a spread. It is made using cooked chickpeas along with tahini, lemon juice and garlic. Tahini is nothing but a condiment made using Sesame seeds. Hummus is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean Cuisine. 


What can one eat with Hummus?

Hummus is a good snacking option for your mid morning or mid evening snacks. Just enjoy it as dips with your fruits or salads. Not to mention the best way to eat it is with Falafel, pita breads or chips and I am already drooling. One can even use it as a spread on crackers or breads. As for me, I can enjoy it as is directly. The possibilities are endless. 

Enjoying the Hummus with Celery


Ingredients used in Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus

Since the main ingredient of Hummus is Chickpeas, it is naturally low in carbs and rich in protein. An excellent and inexpensive alternative of meat and protein source for vegetarians and vegans.

The second main ingredient in this dish is Turmeric. Turmeric is one of the best anti-inflammatory and antioxidant known for its various health benefits. Turmeric is being used for ages in Asian cuisine and is also known for its cosmetic benefits. If you can get fresh Turmeric use that instead of Turmeric Powder.

The next main ingredient Sesame seeds is again a good source of protein and is naturally rich in fats. It helps promote good bone health and reduce inflammation. The other nutritious and low calorie ingredient is Fresh Garlic. It needs no introduction. It helps reduce cholesterol levels and can combat sickness such as cold. One can reduce the quantity of garlic if needed.

Rest I have used a blend of Sesame oil and Olive oil. I like the nuttier texture of sesame oil and hence used both. One can use either one or both. Smoked paprika and Black pepper gives it the needed kick. Fresh Lemon Juice is very critical for good quality hummus. Salt is added to taste.

So is this not a healthy, delicious and a low calorie spread that one can include in their daily diet. I have already made this Beetroot Hummus earlier and I was just eating it with everything I could. So without talking much I will straight head to the recipe.


Turmeric Hummus with Celery and Apple


The Theme

Ah last thing, before I forget I am sharing this with our Foodie Monday group where the #236 theme was Hummus Time. This theme was suggested by Kalyani from Sizzling Tastebuds. She wanted us to make some different types of Hummus. I am already in love with her lip smacking Indian Spice Roasted Carrot Hummus.


Here is the recipe for Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus:

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas (200 grams)
  • 5-6 Large Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Smoked Red Paprika
  • 4 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  1. In a food processor add all the ingredients.
  2. Process till you get a nice and smooth consistency paste.
  3. Scrape sides and the bottom of the bowl in between to evenly blend everything.
  4. Garnish with some oil and Red paprika.

Notes

  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • One can use canned chickpeas. But drain and use it. I have used fresh
  • One can reduce garlic if required.
  • 1 type of oil can be used.


5 from 6 votes
Close up look of Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus
Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus
Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus is a quick and easy hummus recipe with the goodness of protein rich chickpeas and anti-inflammatory Turmeric.
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Chickpea, Garbanzo Beans, Garlic, Gluten Free, Lemon, Sesame Seeds, Vegan
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas (200 grams)
  • 5-6 Large Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Smoked Red Paprika
  • 4 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add all the ingredients.
  2. Process till you get a nice and smooth consistency paste.
  3. Scrape sides and the bottom of the bowl in between to evenly blend everything.
  4. Garnish with some oil and Red paprika.
Recipe Notes
  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • One can use canned chickpeas. But drain and use it. I have used fresh
  • One can reduce garlic if required.
  • 1 type of oil can be used.


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Easy Golden Turmeric Hummus is a quick and easy hummus recipe with the goodness of protein rich chickpeas and sesame seeds and anti-inflammatory turmeric. It uses less than 10 ingredients and if one uses the tinned chickpeas it becomes a no cook recipe too. It is naturally vegan and gluten free.


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