Hummus is a great staple food because it is delicious, filling, and high in protein. It will help you increase the amount of veggies you eat, b/c you can dip pretty much any veggie in it or make lettuce wraps. In addition to these benefits, hummus is easy on the planet! It is plant-based–so it avoids the more carbon-intensive foods, and beans have the lowest carbon footprint of any protein-rich food.
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
- 1 15 oz cans garbanzo beans
- 1 T tahini
- 2 cloves, small garlic
- 1 large lemon juice only
- 3/4 t salt
- 1/2 t ground cumin
- Rinse the chickpeas and put them in the blender along with all of the other ingredients.
- Blend until smooth. You can add water or olive oil to adjust the consistency.
- Enjoy with veggies, crackers, or pita!
Carbon footprint info:
This hummus has a carbon footprint of 104 g CO2-eq per serving. The chickpeas account for the bulk of it (89 g CO2-eq), while the small amounts of tahini, lemon, garlic, and cumin contribute 3, 11, 0.4, and 1 g CO2-eq per serving, respectively. For comparison, a block of cheese with the same calorie count (127 kcal) has a carbon footprint of 318 g CO2-eq.