Turmeric Hummus

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Do you need a yummy dip to entice you to eat more vegetables? Try our homemade Turmeric Hummus. It's a lovely combination of tangy, salty, and sweet and will make eating your veggies much more enjoyable. And instead of chickpeas for the base, we used roasted carrots. So just eating this hummus on its own contributes to your vegetable intake. Moreover, it's oil-free, so it's lighter than traditional hummus. One serving contains just 36 calories - less than half the calories of traditional hummus.

This turmeric hummus recipe is also easy to make. Just roast your carrots in the oven, then let them cool a bit. Then add carrots, soy milk, garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings to a high-speed blender or food processor. And process until smooth. This hummus is also packed with foods that fight inflammation, making it one of the best hummus recipes you can make.

How do you make turmeric hummus?

To make turmeric hummus, we started by roasting the carrots without oil. This was possible because we misted the carrots with water, allowing the seasonings to stick. Once the carrots were done, we let them cool a bit. Then we added the carrots and the rest of the ingredients to a high-speed blender/food processor and processed them until smooth.

Is hummus anti inflammatory?

Yes, it is. Traditional hummus contains ingredients like olive oil, chickpeas, and tahini which have anti-inflammatory properties. Our turmeric hummus contains turmeric. Research has shown that curcumin, an active component in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory properties. We also added garlic, which contains allyl sulfides, which are anti-inflammatory. And we added carrots, rich in substances like beta-carotene, which may fight inflammation.

What happens if you eat hummus everyday?

Too much hummus may lead to digestive problems such as bloating and diarrhea in a population segment. So it's best to consume it in moderation.

Will hummus make me gain weight?

It could. Traditional hummus contains fiber and protein, which may help you lose weight. However, traditional hummus also has olive oil, which is calorically dense, and, if consumed excessively, can make you gain weight.
Author: Chigoziri Nwachuku
Rate
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
60 mins
Serves
6 persons.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Using a chef's knife, cut carrots into pieces (about 1/2 inch thick). Place on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.
Mist the carrots with some water and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for 45 minutes, flipping the carrots occasionally with a spatula. Let the carrots cool a bit.
To a high speed blender or food processor, add the carrots, soy milk, smoked paprika, garlic, ground turmeric, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth, scraping the edges often to ensure that everything is blended.
Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and serve with pita bread.

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