Prep Time: 15 minutes
Football season is here and I’m excited for my Minnesota Vikings to go far this year. While it’s the best time of year for a lot of people, when I think of football season I think about football fans sitting in the basement all day Sunday, eating pizza while obsessing over their Fantasy Football team. While there is nothing wrong with this, this only leads to the extra pounds we start accumulating in the colder months.
My friends know I’m a vegan, so in the past they’ve been hesitant to come watch the game at my house. I decided for us to get together more frequently, everyone should bring their favorite snacks to eat. Some of the guys bring chips, some bring soda, others bring cookies. I decided to make my famous Hummus. It was the only snack that wasn’t processed.
While everyone relates hummus to Greece, it really originated in Egypt. Chickpeas were and are abundant in the Middle East. In fact, hummus means chickpea in Arabic! For many centuries, Greece and Egypt were trade partners, which is probably why it’s popular in both cultures!
Back to the story. My friends who usually turn down my recipes enjoyed this one. It was different from everything they usually eat. The veggies were crisp, the pitas were flavorful, and this hummus recipe is a favorite. Next time you host your friends, see how they like this recipe.
- 4 cups garbanzo beans (cooked, canned, or slightly sprouted)
- ½ cup tahini
- 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 7-10 drops Lemon Oil
- 5-8 drops Rosemary Oil
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp. water
1. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans
2. Combine ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
3. Drizzle little olive oil infused with essential oils
4. Serve with veggies and pita wedges
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