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Getting a balance of protein and carbohydrates after your workout couldn’t be simpler with this low-GI hummus recipe. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and, when combined with a complex carbohydrate such as a whole wheat pita, can be turned into a delicious post-workout snack. This easy low-GI recipe makes two cups of smooth hummus that can be refrigerated and stored.


  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Optional: jalapeños, herbs and cubed vegetables for variety


  1. Drain chickpeas and add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Puree until smooth. You may need to add more liquid to get a creamier consistency.
  3. Add any optional ingredient for different variations and mix.
  4. Empty into a serving bowl and enjoy!
  5. To store, empty into a jar and refrigerate.