Looking for a delicious and healthy snack to enjoy on your next picnic? Look no further than our anti-inflammatory turmeric hummus recipe!
Hummus is a delicious, creamy dip that is traditionally made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. However, we are about to take the classic recipe to the next level by adding some golden turmeric to the mix. Turmeric is a superfood that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. In this blog, we will show you how to make a delicious turmeric hummus recipe that is perfect for a healthy snack or as an appetizer for your next gathering.
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas
- 1 medium lemon, juiced
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (plus more to taste)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil (or sub water)
- Drain the chickpeas and rinse them under cold running water. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, fresh grated ginger, fresh grated turmeric, ground turmeric, salt, and cayenne pepper (optional). Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- While the food processor is running, slowly pour in the olive oil (or water if you want a lower-fat option) until the hummus is creamy and smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste. If you want your hummus to be thinner, you can add more water or lemon juice and blend until desired consistency is reached.
- Transfer the turmeric hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of ground turmeric, fresh parsley, and paprika. Serve with warm pita bread, raw vegetables, or roasted vegetables.
- If you want to store your hummus, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze it for up to a month. To serve, simply let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight and give it a good stir before serving.
- If you want to make your turmeric hummus even more special, you can add other ingredients such as roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini or carrots. You can also top it with feta cheese, olives, or chopped nuts for some added texture and flavor.
Making turmeric hummus is a fun and easy way to add some anti-inflammatory properties into your diet. Not only is this healthy snack delicious, but it is also packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Whether you are serving it as an appetizer or enjoying it as a snack, this anti-inflammatory turmeric hummus recipe will definitely impress your friends and family. The best part is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, making it the perfect healthy snack for busy people.