If you're looking for ways to easily increase your healthy plant-based protein intake, this hummus is amazing. With 20.5g protein per 100g, chickpeas, by themselves, are a wonderful source of protein. Combined with the green algae Spirulina, the dish becomes a true protein booster. But the dip isn't only full of protein. I love the dip for its deliciously creamy flavor, it's beautiful color and it's simplicity to prep. I usually prep hummus and a few other dips, like my favorite white mushroom dip and my delicious cashew-mustard salsa, on Sundays and just keep them in the fridge for the rest of the week. This makes lunch & dinner preps super easy for the entire week.
Th Superfood Spirulina is a biomass of bacteria (blue-green algae) which grows in strongly basic salt waters, especially in Central America, South East Asia, Africa and Australia. Spirulina's specialty is its incredible protein content of over 60g per 100g. Thanks to this impressive amount, the superfood is a great addition to any plant-based, especially vegan diets, which require close attention to an adequate and high-quality protein supply. If you want to learn more about the protein profile of plant-based foods, click here.
Prepping Hummus by itself is super easy and requires very few ingredients. You definitely need a food processor to mix everything into a delicious cream, but that's basically it from the equipment side. Unless... you want to use fresh chickpeas, what I personally love to do. Then, soak your raw chickpeas for at least 12h, ideally 24h, wash and rinse them thoroughly and cook them until they are soft. I love to use a pressure cooker for this step as the magical pot shortens the cooking drastically.
Special ingredients I used:
Cumin: You should be able to find cumin in any large supermarket. I personally love to purchase mine from 1001Frucht.de, the small German family-owned company I had my very first cooperation with. Their quality is amazing.
Spirulina: The Spirulina I am currently using is from Sunday Natural
Chickpeas: I usually purchase my whole dried chickpeas from the local organic store. You should find chickpeas in the dried food isle. They are usually close to other dried legumes, such as lentils, beans etc.
Do you love Hummus as much as I do? If so, explore more deliciously healthy and satisfying Hummus recipes here in the blog.
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