What flavor do you hummus? Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, add some color!
This homemade hummus food palette is indulgent, creamy, and may I dare say visually sexy. It’s OK to play with your food, spice up ordinary foods, and help cure your culinary boredom.
The featured flavors are:
Avohummus- Avocado & hummus (1 -2 avocados depending on size & basic hummus recipe)
Bummus- Beets & hummus (6 slices of beets, plus beet juice & basic hummus recipe)
Artihummus- Artichoke & hummus (6 Artichoke hearts & basic hummus recipe)
Rummus - Roasted Red Pepper & hummus (6 slices of Peppers from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's jar & basic hummus recipe)
Oliummus- Black olive & hummus (1 container black olives & basic hummus recipe)
Humbean - Black beans & hummus (equal parts black beans & chickpeas)
Humin- Cumin & hummus (1 tsp of ground cumin to basic hummus recipe)
Making hummus at home is so easy and cheap you will never want to buy store brand again. Sure store bought is convenient, but who really wants to pay $4 or $5 for a plastic container? Below is the basic recipe I use and then add whatever vegetable you want for a different twist on plain, ordinary hummus. Don't be shy, experiment! Once you invest in a jar of Tahini (ranges from $4 - $8), the basic hummus recipe will cost you maybe $2 - $3. Can't beat it!
Basic Hummus Recipe:
1 can chickpeas, drained (You can either use them straight from the can or soak them overnight in water or throw them in a slow cooker overnight for a creamier hummus)
1 fresh squeezed lemon
2 tablespoons Tahini
1 - 2 fresh garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix all of the ingredients in a food processor, blender, or ninja until smooth and creamy. You may need to add 1 - 2 tablespoons or of water so that the hummus blends well. Enjoy!
Not only is hummus a great party appetizer but it serves as an excellent, healthier replacement for mayonnaise as a sandwich spread. It's also perfect for snacking on-the-go and a great snack with carrots, pita chips, or celery to much on during the work day. Hummus is a low calorie, low carbohydrate, and high protein food that is not only Vegan, but also gluten-free.