Okay, so I am a big lover of hummus, chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein and increase satiety, helping you stay fuller for longer.  My appreciation was taken to another level when I tried the hummus offering at the Garden Cafe in Granada, Nicaragua (yes, i’m sorry, i’ve started using the wanderlust hashtag during my quarter life crisis0. Anyway, their hummus was way lighter and more refreshing than what i’m used too and perfect for an afternoon snack. I was so in impressed I ended up asking the lovely owner for the secret, which I soon received in Spanish, so here it is, a super simple hummus recipe (with the original Spanish), perfect for the summer heat! Thanks Damien. Enjoy!

You will need:

Español                                                            English

1 cup de garbanzos                                         1 cup of chickpeas

1 tablespoon de tahini                                   1 tablespoon of tahini

2 tablespoon de lime juice                            2 tablespoons of lime juice (I think this is the secret!)

2  clove de garlic                                             2 cloves of garlic

½ teaspoon de cumin                                    1/2 a teaspoon of cumin

½ teaspoon de paprika                                  1/2 a teaspoon of paprika

Satl y pepper to taste                                      Salt and pepper to taste

1/8 cup de olive oil                                          1/8 cup of olive oil

water as needed


Pop all of the ingredients into a food processor and mix, adding water until you reach your desired consistency.