Sundried Tomato Hummus with GomaSio

Hummus is one of my go to satiating, nutritious , and affordable snacks for any time of the day. This simple dip can be enjoyed with crudités, topped on a salad, or spread onto a whole-grain cracker. 

NEW OBSESSION:  GOMASIO on everything! Gomasio is a dry condiment, similar to furikake, made from unhulled sesame seeds (goma) and salt (shio). It is often used in Japanese cuisine, such as a topping for sekihan. It is also sometimes sprinkled over plain rice or onigiri.  Gomasio is a seaweed blend of toasted organic whole white sesame seeds, seaweed-dulse, nori, kombu, and sea salt.

DID YOU KNOW? seaweed contains 10-20 times the number of minerals than those of land plants!

Ingredients

  • 1,15 oz. can of rinsed and strained unsalted, organic garbanzo beans
  • 1/2  tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper  to taste
  • 6-7 sundried tomatoes (organic in olive oil OR make your own: wash and halve tomatoes, gently squeeze out the seeds, place in a 200 degree oven on a non-stick baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until tomatoes appear leathery. This could take several hours. Best prepared ahead of time)
  • Juice from 1/2 a large lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Tahini

How To 

Blend all ingredients in food processor. To make creamier, add a splash of water, more olive oil, or lemon juice
Top with seaweed gomasio. Enjoy with vegetables, on top of a salad, or as a spread.  Hummus is a great way to consume garbanzo beans as it helps to break down the cell wall matrix and allows for increased nutrient availability. 

Health Perks

Easy and quick 

manages blood glucose levels 

vegetarian & vegan 

vitamin c, e, a, k, and b vitamins 

lowers glycemic effect 

slows gastric emptying 

complete protein (seaweed: high in glycine, arginine, alanine, and glutamic acid)

omega-3 fatty acids 

calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, zinc, iron, iodine, molybdenum, copper

anti-cancer 

increases satiety 

high fiber & protein 

Good for digestion

lowers triglycerides & total cholesterol 

heart healthy

functional polysaccharides 

Kid Friendly 

Antioxidants (beta-carotene, lutein & zeaxanthin, flavonoids, quercitin, kaempferol,lycopene) 

DinnerKatrina Kreimer