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How To Make Hummus | Healthy & Easy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a quick and easy healthy recipe that you can prepare as a dip, spread, or snack idea. It is made of blended chickpeas, tahini and lemon juice, seasoned with cumin and salt. It originated from the Middle East as a standard garnish for any savory dish. This recipe only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.


• 2 x 15 oz canned chickpeas
• 1/2 cup tahini
• fresh juice from 2 lemons
• 2 garlic cloves
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 tsp cumin
• a pinch of kosher salt


Drain two cans of chickpeas.
Save the liquid and set it aside.
Place the chickpeas in a blender.
Add tahini.
Add freshly squeezed juice from two lemons.
Add garlic cloves and olive oil.
Season with cumin and kosher salt.
Add 1/3 cup of the liquid from the canned chickpeas.
Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth and well combined.
Once done, transfer to a plate or container.

Tips and ideas:

You can prepare hummus as a snack. Drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle some black pepper.

You can serve it as a dip to raw carrots, fried finger foods and other snacks.

You can spread it on toast, sandwiches, burritos and tortillas.

Hummus is best when freshly made but will keep for a few days in the fridge.

Healthy & Easy Hummus Recipe
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ONLY 3 Ingredients Choco Lava Cake

Choco lava cake is a famous sweet dessert. This ultra-simple version of the French dessert has a chocolate cake “sponge” made from a base of bourbon biscuits on the outside but with a liquid chocolate filling.


• 150 grams Bourbon biscuits
• 100 grams dark chocolate (chopped)
• 1/2 cup milk (at room temperature)
• 3 pieces of dark chocolate (as a filling)

• some oil (for greasing)
• 1/2 cup regular cooking salt


Preheat the pan.
Set a large deep pan over medium heat.
Add 1/2 cup of regular cooking salt.
Place a round steel rack on top.
Place a pizza plate or any plate on top of the steel rack.
Cover with pan.

Meanwhile, prepare the mold.
Use aluminum foil and shape it following the base of a cup.
It should make three molds.
Lightly grease each mold with some oil.
Set aside.

Separate the cream from the biscuits.
Set aside the cream.
Place the biscuits into a hand blender.
Blend until finely crushed.
Set aside.

Place 100 grams of chopped dark chocolate in a mixing bowl, then place on a double boiler.
Stir until chocolate melts.
Once it melts, remove the bowl from the double boiler.
Pour the finely crushed biscuits into the bowl.
Mix until well combined.
Gradually add 1/2 cup of milk, then mix until well combined.
Scoop from the mixture and fill 3/4 of each mold.
Add a piece of dark chocolate in each mold.
Cover the chocolate piece with the remaining mixture.

Once the deep pan is heated, put the molds on the plate.
Cover the pan and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
After 5-6 minutes, remove the molds from the pan.
Peel away the aluminum foil mold.
Serve and enjoy!

Only 3 Ingredients Choco Lava Cake
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How To Make Greek Salad

Horiatiki salad, most popularly known as Greek salad, is a famous dish from the Greek cuisine. It generally contains slices of bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. This mixture of vegetables is drizzled with vinaigrette that includes olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and sometimes red wine. This dish is quick and easy to prepare and takes about 20 minutes.


• 1 hothouse cucumber (unpeeled, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch thick)
• 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
• 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
• 1-pint grape or cherry tomatoes (halved)
• 1/2 red onion (sliced)
• 1/2 cup kalamata olives (pitted)
• 1/2 lb feta cheese (diced into 1/2-inch thick)


• 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
• 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
• 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
• 1 tsp dried oregano (crushed)
• 1 tsp kosher salt


This recipe takes about 20 minutes. It makes for six servings.


In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp crushed dried oregano, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper, and minced garlic.
Whisk to combine well.
Set aside.

In another bowl, add sliced hothouse cucumber, sliced red and yellow bell pepper, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, and kalamata olives.
Pour the vinaigrette into the vegetables.
Toss to mix well.
Add feta cheese cubes and toss.
Serve and enjoy!

How To Make Greek Salad
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