Smoky Orange Hummus is one of my favorite recipes from my new cookbook Deliciously Holistic. If you like the healing foods recipes and tips I give on my blog, you have to get the book. My holistic cookbook takes all the guesswork out of getting healthy with 154 delicious, healing foods recipes and over 50 pages of useful holistic lifestyle tips to help increase your energy and immunity.
Hummus is one of my go-to healthy snacks. I also like serving hummus as a tasty appetizer at parties. This creamy hummus would be absolutely great paired with my Berry Coconut Kefir Sangria and served with lots of fresh vegetables and olives on the side.
Today’s recipe is a unique and delectable twist on a traditional hummus. The fresh citrus notes that come from the orange zest and orange juice combine with the smoked paprika to create a wonderful balance of flavors that makes this creamy dip irresistible!
Ready-made beans are one of the few canned foods that I will buy because they can be a timesaver when you’re busy. I always keep a few cans of organic garbanzo beans and black beans in my pantry so that I can use them in different recipes. I recommend that you always buy organic beans in BPA-free cans that are no salt or low salt.
Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
Garbanzo beans aka chickpeas are protein-and-fiber-rich beans that are a rich source of potassium, manganese, folate, molybdenum, and iron.
Sesame seeds are a tiny, tasty seed that is used in many cuisines around the world. I like using sesame seeds in stir-fry’s, tossing into salads, and making sesame milk for smoothies.
Sesame seeds are packed with nutrients for healing including, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, vitamin B1, and zinc. Sesame seeds also contain a unique fiber called sesamin that is a lignan that has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and protect the body against oxidative damage from toxins and free radicals.
Sesame tahini is a paste made from grinding up sesame seeds. It comes in black or white varieties that are made from using white sesame seeds or black sesame seeds. I used raw sesame tahini in my recipe from this company.
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Smoky Orange Hummus
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Sugar-Free
Makes around 2 cups
1 (15-ounce) can organic garbanzo beans
3 tablespoons raw sesame tahini
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon filtered water
½ teaspoon grated orange zest
⅓ cup O Blood orange olive oil or your favorite extra virgin olive oil
2 peeled minced garlic cloves
½ teaspoon cumin powder
¾ teaspoon unrefined sea salt
½ teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
1. Pour beans into a strainer and rinse thoroughly with water. Drain beans well and place in a food processor with S blade attachment or in a blender.
2. Add remaining ingredients to food processor or blender and blend until hummus is smooth and creamy. Stop processor or blender to scrape down sides if needed.
3. Taste hummus and add more seasoning if needed to taste. If hummus is too thick, add small amount of purified water 1 tablespoon at a time to get the right consistency.
4. Enjoy immediately, drizzled with olive oil, or place in covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.