Hummus is a healthy snack that is enjoyed around the world. The traditional Mediterranean dip is a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and garlic. It is made of 60% protein and 30% carbs, making it a great healthy appetizer or snack.
Chickpeas are a legume, which are not Paleo-friendly. They contain antinutrients that inhibit nutrient absorption. However, if they are prepared properly, they are safe.
Alternatively, you can substitute chickpeas with tahini. Tahini is a rich source of calcium and vitamin E. Also, tahini has a unique flavor and taste.
Another hummus alternative is cauliflower. Cauliflower is a high-nutrient vegetable with a mild flavor. You can puree it to a creamy consistency. A small amount of olive oil will be necessary to help add a smooth texture.
Cauliflower hummus is a perfect, healthy snack for anyone on a Paleo diet. It contains tahini, garlic, and spices to make it a flavorful alternative to the traditional dip.
There are many Paleo alternatives to hummus, but most recipes require the use of chickpeas. You can also substitute other beans such as lentils, kidney beans, or red lentils.
If you are concerned that your paleo diet might not be able to accommodate the ingredients of hummus, you can try using other vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. These foods are healthy, low in carbohydrates, and high in nutrients.
Hummus is not recommended for daily consumption, but it is a wonderful, unique snack that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or an appetizer for guests.