METALandMIRRORS: Recipe: Cumin Hummus

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Recipe: Cumin Hummus

Cumin is one of those spices that is known as a forgotten spice. Several Mexican dishes use cumin as a spice, however, it is mainly used in cuisine from the Indian Subcontinent.

Cumin, in and of itself, is generally considered a boost to overall health. One of the benefits is to help with Anemia. Cumin is very rich in iron. Iron is the main factor of hemoglobin in the red blood corpuscles of blood. Hemoglobin transfers oxygen to the body's cells and deficiency causes Anemia. Cumin can be a daily additive to the diet of an anemic person to help avoid the symptoms of Anemia, such as fatigue, anxiety, and digestive issues.

Some items needed are chickpeas, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper, salt, sesame seed paste, and olive oil.

Combine 1 drained can (15 ounces) chickpeas, 1/4 cup of the chickpea liquid when drained from can, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, pinch of salt, and 2 tablespoon sesame seed paste in a blender and process until smooth. Push down sides of mixture in blender as necessary.

Spoon from blender into serving bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Serve with chips, pita bread, or vegetables.

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