Happy Hummus Day!
We love hummus because it’s super easy to make at home and is a delicious (and healthy) go-to snack! Whip up a bowl of this delicious hummus, sit back and watch your kids dig in!
Note: Store-bought, ready-to-eat hummus often contains excess (low-quality) oil and salt (sometimes even sugar!) which you would want to avoid. This is why we recommend making your own hummus. You can even use canned chickpeas to make it more convenient (just make sure the label reads: chickpeas and water, either no or low salt).
- Measure ½ cup (~100g) dry chickpeas
- Rinse chickpeas and place in either a sprouting jar or a tray
- Cover with just enough (cool) water to submerge the seeds
- Soak for 24hrs, then for the next 3 days, change the water (rinse and refresh) every day, twice a day
- Continue for another day if sprouting is slow
- When chickpeas are sprouted, transfer to a pressure cooker
- Add 1 small carrot, 1 small onion and 1-2 garlic cloves (peeled, roughly chopped; rest garlic/onion for ~10min before starting the cooking process)
- Cover chickpeas and veggies with just enough water to barely cover them (because the seeds are sprouted they will cook much faster and you won’t need to use a lot of water)
- Cook according to the pressure cooker instructions (approximately 8-10min)
Note: Skip the above steps if using store-bought/canned chickpeas
- ~150g sprouted, cooked, drained and cooled chickpeas (from the fridge) along with a few pieces of cooked carrot and onion/garlic from the sprouting step above
- 2 Tbsps of reserved, cool cooking or canning liquid
- 2 Tbsps organic tahini
- 2 Tbsps extra-virgin, cold-pressed olive oil (you can also replace 1 Tbsp with flaxseed or walnut oil to increase the omega 3 content)
- 2-3 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, cut in half
- ½ Tsp cumin powder
- Pinch of iodized salt
- Place half the garlic clove and all the lemon juice into a food processor and process until smooth, rest for ~10min (this step leaves the garlic aroma but inhibits the pungent/sharp garlic taste)
- Place all remaining ingredients in a food processor and blend until a smooth paste is formed
- Adjust firmness with more lemon juice or chickpea cooking/canning liquid