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.