Vegan Protein

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A cup of chickpea is about 200 grams. That is a lot of chickpea to eat. If we take 100 grams of chickpea, it contains 364 calories made of 6 grams of fat, 61 gram of carbohydrate (including 17gm of fiber) and most importantly for vegans, it contains 19 grams of protein and is a significant source of Iron.

So if you are a vegan into body building, Chickpea can be a good component of your high protein diet and be a proxy for non Vegan super protein sources. I had earlier published a Chickpea recipe and promised to publish a Hummus recipe. Here it is:


  • 1 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas, liquid reserved
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste), optional, with some of its oil
    1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus oil for drizzling
  • 1 cloves garlic, peeled, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin to taste or for garnish
  • Juicefrom 1/2 lemon.


  • Mix everything in a food processor and half of the Cummin and blend; you are looking for a puree like consistency. Add water carefully to achieve that.
  • Taste and adjust the Cummin. Drizzle with olive oil. Though unhealthy, I like to sprinkle a little sea salt.

The above recipe gives you 38 grams of protein. You can include this in suitable portions towards meeting your daily protein needs.




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