Health Benefits of Chickpeas

Simple Hummus and VeggiesHello!

Another week has flown by! I hope it has been a nice week for you all! 🙂 We have been busy with lots of activities this week as it is the last week before school holidays here. Everything is busy busy during holidays so we try to get out while the big kids are at school.

I have been eating hummus like crazy, just been craving it to no end. My sister has a thermomix, which if you haven’t heard of them, they are like a Rolls Royce blender/cooker/does everything machine. Anyway, they make hummus like a pro, so I always send my ingredients to her house and let her/ beg her to make me some hummus!

Chickpeas are easy to use, you can boil them, throw them in the slow cooker, a stir fry, on a salad, mush them into burgers or toast them. Versatile and tasty! They are also extremely healthy!

They are high in fibre, which is something most Western Diets are lacking in!

They have been linked to improved control of blood sugar and insulin secretion. (Source)

They are a source of iron, folate, manganese, protein, copper, phosphorus, molybdenum, tryptophan. (Source)

They can help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. (Source)

So on that note, I thought I’d share my hummus recipe! You don’t need a thermomix.


1 Can of Chickpeas

2 Tbs of Olive Oil

2 Tbs Tahini

Juice of one lemon




Blend it all together! 


Do you like chickpeas? What is your favourite way to eat them?

Jess xoxoxox


26 Responses to Health Benefits of Chickpeas

  1. Hi Jess,

    I didn’t realize just exactly how good chickpeas are for you. Thanks very much for kindly sharing the information, once I’ve had a play around with this I’ll be better placed to give you some feedback on flavor ideas.

    Hope you have a lovely blessed weekend.


  2. I’m an incredibly unhealthy eater but love some legumes like chickpeas and a range of beans.

    I used to buy those roasted salted chickpeas as a snack but figured they weren’t too healthy so tried to roast them myself… and was very unsuccessful. I think it was cos I used tinned chickpeas and dried them out.

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  3. I love hummus! Chickpeas are one of the only legumes I can handle. I like soaking mine over night and then cooking them myself. The biggest bummer this year was when we found out we can’t send hummus to school with my daughter (one of the few things she’ll eat) because a kid in class has an allergy to sesame seeds! Darn! When I make hummus, I sometimes add super finely chopped fresh rosemary and it’s sooooooo good!
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    • Oh that is a shame she can’t take it to school! Tough with all the allergies! Sounds so nice with rosemary in it, will have to try it!

    • It’s a sign! But watch out they are so addictive. I sound like an uber food nerd saying that though don’t I!?! They aren’t addictive like chocolate, but they definitely are crave worthy.

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