Sun-dried Tomato Hummus Recipe – Easy-learn Picture Recipe
This high-protein, low-fat Sun-dried Tomato Hummus recipe is easy to prepare, a treat for the tongue, and good for the body. We’ve also prepared a hummus nutrition facts and recipe infographic that should make it simple to remember and cook. For those who prefer a more standard preparation, we’ve included a Hummus-stuffed Tomato recipe.
Right at the bottom of the post, you can find some nutrition and other interesting hummus facts.
Sun-dried Tomato Hummus Recipe
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The Sun-dried Tomato Hummus recipe is a popular Hummus-based preparation. A more standard Hummus-Tomato meal is the Hummus-stuffed Tomato.
Hummus-stuffed Tomato Recipe
The ingredients are the same as the sun-dried version, but replace the sun-dried tomatoes with 4 medium tomatoes. Include 8 basil or coriander leaves (optional).
Hummus Nutrition Facts
Hummus contains about 20 essential Amino Acids, is rich in Vitamins C,K,E & B6, and contains beneficial quantities of Managanese, Copper, Sodium, Calcium and Iron. Hummus also has a low Glycemic Index, meaning it doesn’t alter blood sugar and insulin levels much when eaten.
Ingredients in Hummus – Nutrition Facts
Chickpeas are rich in protein. Chickpeas are known to be effective in preventing build-up of cholesterol in the blood vessels. They also help in maintaining correct blood sugar levels. Tahini, also high in protein, is a great source of calcium.
Olive oil helps regulate cholesterol and protect the heart from various diseases.
Lemon juice is filled with antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress in the body, improve immune functions, and fight off bacteria and viruses.
Tomatoes contain three high-powered antioxidants: beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C. When tomatoes are eaten along with healthier fats, like olive oil, the body’s absorption of the carotenoid phytochemicals in tomatoes can increase by 2 to 15 times.
Cumin can stimulate the production of pancreatic enzymes and help digestion.
Basil contains flavonoids that provide protection at the cellular level from both radiation and oxygen. Essential oils found in its leaves have the ability to inhibit several species of pathogenic bacteria that have become resistant to commonly used antibiotic drugs. Basil is anti-inflammatory and gives relief to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.
Weird & Interesting Facts About Hummus
You needn’t really read these, but they are quite fun! Enjoy!