There are never too many simple and fast afternoon snack or light lunch ideas. Here is another great one that my sons and I are enjoying these days. I am always on the lookout for getting something healthy and tasty in their belly. I like to make all bites count for something good and nourishing.
Hummus is so delicious and satisfying. You can also eat this toast next to the avocado toast recipe I shared with you all weeks ago. One slice of avocado toast and one slice hummus toast, a tall glass of green juice and you have the makings of a fantastic lunch.
Hummus is very easy to make at home and all you need is chick peas, tahini, lemon, garlic and some olive oil ( you may also skip the tahini in the case you don’t like it). If you don’t have time to prepare it, you can always buy it but just make sure it is the freshest one you can find and organically made with the shortest shelf life. At least you will be getting one that is less superficial and has fresh ingredients.
Again, you may use a good fresh made bread – whole grain, spelt or sourdough are my favorites. I toast each slice for a few minutes, once ready I drizzle some olive oil on each slice. I then place a big slice of tomato on it followed by hummus on top.
Hummus is so popular and people are enjoying it also as a dip for fresh vegetables. If you make your own hummus (you will find manyrecipes on the web that are super simple and fast) you can then thinly slice some carrots, cucumber, fennel, and celery. Dip them into your hummus for a healthy apperitvo for you and the kids.
Here is a hummus recipe that I use.
– One big cup of chick peas ( I buy them fresh and pre soak them overnight then in the morning I wash and rinse them well. I then add three cups of water and bring it to a boil. I simmer them for one hour and a half with just a little salt. Remember to save the liquid when the beans are ready. I’d rather have a lot of waterthan too little as then your pot might look very ugly in case you forget to pay attention to your beans. You may also use the extra water to make a soup, in case you don’t use all the water for your hummus.
Juice of half lemon
Big table spoon tahini
1-2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil.
One clove of crushed garlic
Remember you can always skip the tahini if you don’t like it or put less of it in. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix very well. You will use the water from your chick beans to thin out your hummus to the desired consistency.