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Hummus: Is it safe on keto? This may surprise you!
0:00 Can I eat hummus on a ketogenic diet?
0:10 What is in hummus?
0:35 Benefits of hummus on keto
In this video, we’re going to talk about hummus. Can you have hummus on a ketogenic diet?
After this video, I think you’re going to want to stock up on hummus. Hummus is a combination of 6 very healthy ingredients. Take a look:
1. Chickpeas – great for improving insulin resistance, fiber intake, and liver detoxification
2. Tahini – High in methionine and omega-three fatty acids
3. Olive oil – Great for lowering inflammation, supporting the heart, and improving vitamin E levels
4. Lemon – Helps with kidney stones and improving vitamin C levels
5. Garlic – Acts as a powerful antimicrobial
6. Sea salt – Great source of sodium and minerals
All of these ingredients are great to add to your diet. Just make sure that the hummus you buy is not full of preservatives, chemicals, soy, and other additives.
Overall, hummus is safe on a healthy keto diet. Give it a try with some fresh vegetables, like carrots, celery, and cucumbers.
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Here’s how to make some at home!
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups (250 grams) cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
1/4 cup (60 ml) well-stirred tahini, see our homemade tahini recipe
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 45 ml) water
Dash ground paprika, for serving
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process for 30 seconds more. This extra time helps “whip” or “cream” the tahini, making the hummus smooth and creamy.
Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process another 30 seconds or until well blended.
Open, drain, and rinse the chickpeas. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, then add remaining chickpeas and process until thick and quite smooth 1 to 2 minutes.
Most likely the hummus will be too thick or still have tiny bits of chickpea. To fix this, with the food processor turned on, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until you reach the perfect consistency. Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
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Thanks for watching. I hope this helped explain why the ingredients in hummus are great for supporting a healthy body on keto. I’ll see you in the next video.