Chick peas have a very low glycemic index, which means they create steady blood sugar and are especially healthful for diabetics. Curry powder contains curcumin, an antioxidant believed to be anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic.
This recipe, published in USA Weekend in 2005, caught my eye because I’m a hummus fanatic and I love curry.
It's so quick and easy and I love the flavor of it so much that it has become my go-to hummus. If you want a creamier texture, just add more olive oil.
|Curried Hummus |
Adapted from Jean Carper, USA Weekend, 2005
Rating: 9 out of 10
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1 (15.5 oz.) can chick peas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 garlic cloves (about 1 tsp. chopped)
2 tsp. Hot Madras curry powder, or other curry powder of choice
3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp. water
scant 1/2 tsp. sea salt
optional: 2 drops Tabasco or hot sauce
Place all ingredients in work bowl of food processor and blend till smooth. Serve drizzled with olive oil if desired, with pita chips or crackers of choice. Makes about 1 cup.