Spotlight on Chickpeas
The Canadian Food guide encourages Canadians to choose protein foods that come from plants more often. Chickpeas also known as Garbanzo beans are an example of a plant based protein. Chickpeas can be used as a meat substitute in a curry, added to a wrap, tossed in a salad, oven roasted or made into a hummus dip.
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 clove of garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Aquafaba or water*
*Aquafaba is the liquid that is drained from the can of chickpeas.
- In a blender or food processor mix together one can of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt pepper and 2tbsp aquafaba (or water). Blend until smooth. You may wish to add more water until you reach your desired consistency.
Cut-up veggies with this hummus is one of my favourite snacks, I eat it pretty much everyday. Whole wheat pita dipped in hummus is also a great option! Other ideas for how to use your hummus include adding it as a base in a wrap or sandwich, adding it to a nourish bowl, topping whole grain cracker with hummus and cucumbers, layering it on avocado toast or using it as a pasta sauce!