Vegans and hummus go hand in hand. More frequently than not, it’s our saviour. Well.. mine anyway. It’s like a safe food. Non-vegans generally adore it and so will offer it as a snack at parties. Many restaurants will carry it, especially the Mediterranean ones and for sure.. a falalfa place is always nearby. In New york at least!
Hummus goes well with breads, crackers, crisps as well as carrots, celery, peppers and other raw vegetables. I’m starting to see snack pack sizes of hummus in the grocery stores- that’s a positive move for kids and people on the go.
On the flip side, it’s actually really easy to make it yourself. I have blogged hummus many times; I even thought I specifically blogged “sprouted chick pea hummus” but I guess I didn’t. I’m gearing up to go raw vegan (join me) for a little while, since the weather is finally breaking into consectutive days of sunshine and warmth here in New York.
Raw vegan for me- means it’s time to get sprouting. I starting to soak a few things the other day and Instagramed it. Someone asked me to post the outcomes so here goes one of them:
Recipe and how to make:
Sprouted Chick Pea – Red Pepper Hummus:
- I soak the chick peas overnight and then drain and rinse them.
- Let them sit until you see the sprouts coming out. Usually within one or two days (even three). It’s good to rinse them and move them around to shake the water off.
- Now I have a live food full of enzymes.
I like this quote from Brenda Davis:
“We can live about 3 weeks without food and 3 days without water, but we would likely survive only about 3 minutes without enzymes.”
- I toss a little over one cup of the sprouted chick peas into the food processor
- I put in my tahini and extra virgin olive oil; at least two big tablespoons of both. Taste test as you go!
- Crush some garlic and let it sit for a few minutes, then add it in
- Add freshly squeezed lemon; i used a few cut wedges
- Hot sauce; the title should really be Sprouted Chick Pea – Red Pepper Hummus; the Spicy Version!
- Organic red pepper cut into pieces and then added to food processor
- Sea salt