Saturday, February 19, 2011

Raw Hummus

I have seen many different varieties done of hummus mine is really simple.

sprout chick peas this takes atleast a couple of days until little sprouts are coming out of the beans amount depends on how much you want to make start with 2 cups in large sprouting jar and cover with more then double water should yield a good amount.  If your not sure how to sprout beans etc.
rule of thumb usually soak for 24hrs drain rinse and then drain and let sit tipped over for excess water to drain out a sprouting jar works great for this or a sprouting bag rinse 2-3 times daily for the next 2 days until you notice sprouts forming once you see the little sprouts they can be used whatever you do not use refrigerate and use within 3-5 days.

I mean very simple

Chickpeas 2 cups sprouted
1-2 tblsps of Cumin
2-3 cloves garlic pressed
1-2 tblsps lemon or lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/2-1 cup extra virgin olive oil/ or coconut oil if your prefer.
1/2-1 cup water or more depending on consistency.
3tblsps. Tahini ( sesame seed paste) make your own or buy some raw prepared paste in a health food store.
other additons you could make Parsley for some color, hot peppers for some kick, cilantro and some cumin and paprika for a more mexican flavoured hummus.  The options are endless if your not completely raw some roasted red peppers are a nice addition and roasting the garlic is also quite common.
Start the beans in food processor or if you have a Vitamix or Blendtec or other commercial type appliance this could be used.   Combine garlic, chickpeas,lemon juice, and tahini in your blending appliance start the unit and add olive oil slowly until you get the consistency you desire thick add less oil thinner add more this is why I recommend adding the oil seperately.  If you do not want to use alot of oil water can be used to thin it out.

Transfer the blended mixture to a bowl.

If you like it spicy and other's who may want to indulge in this yummy concoction.  Do Not add to whole mixture maybe add some heat to a smaller amount just for you and label HOT!

Good Luck and Enjoy,  Serve with veggies and even some dried veggies crisps and such and if your friends or family are not completely raw serve up some pita bread or crackers.

Prep Time once the chickpeas have sprouted maybe 20 minutes.
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