You are probably well acquainted with hummus, but did you know about chocolate hummus? This chocolate alternative is made with simple ingredients to switch up the usually savoury dip for a sweet and hearty one.
Two of the main ingredients of chocolate hummus are chickpeas and chocolate.
Chickpeas are a very healthy food. They are a great source of fibre and protein (there are 19 grams of protein in 100 grams of chickpeas) and they are packed full of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium. They are also filling and can help you feel full for longer.
Chocolate, especially dark and not heavily processed, is full of antioxidants and is extremely nutritious. It has been found to help prevent some forms of cancer. Also, chocolate has been known to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.
You can't really go wrong with this combo!
Why not try this quick and easy recipe for some delicious and satisfying chocolate hummus? It only takes 10 minutes to make from start to finish. And possibly only another 10 minutes to eat it all!
1 can chickpeas (425 grams/15 ounces), drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. cacao powder
3-5 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
Taste and add more cacao powder or maple syrup to taste.
Serve on bread, crackers, toast or with fruit.
Keeps for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
If using dried chickpeas the preparation time will be longer - follow cooking instructions on the bag.