Hummus - a gift to veggies
RECIPE - HUMMUS...
ONE CANNOT LIVE ON HUMMUS ALONE! I know people who do!...almost.
Homemade hummus with a little sumac, parsley and olive oil garnish.
When I decided to go 100% to the veggie side, I missed certain foods, and yes, cheese was one of them. But thanks to hummus I survived the transition ...
Hummus, made from chickpeas, is such a satisfying food. Pure natural wholefood protein that sustains you when hungry. I would put it on the side of my plate and eat it with potatoes, brown rice, broccoli ... I eat it by itself!
But perhaps most popular in the western culture is as a dip for veggies. Carrot sticks, cucumber slices, broccoli, cauliflower florets, pepper strips ...and a bowl of hummus, nothing better for a hungry soul.
1 tin 400g of chickpeas, drained
1 tbsp tahini ( sesame paste )
1 garlic clove or two ;) , minced
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ( optional )
1/4 cup of water
1/2 tsp ground cumin
pinch or two of salt
Mash the chickpeas with a fork until nice and smooth.
Add all other ingredients and mix well
Taste to see if it need a little more salt or lemon juice
I sometimes put everything in a food processor and blitz it to a smooth paste.
You can find other interesting recipes in Hungry Soul - How to cook / 100% Vegan cookbook ... have a look.