Raw Hummus Recipe
Easy Raw Hummus Recipe:
This recipe uses sprouted chick peas (Garbanzo beans) for a delicious and low fat, healthy hummus. Simple to make, easy to prepare and eat. Fresh sprouts are a superfood and are oh, so good for you.
Making Chick Pea Sprouts:
To make your chick pea sprouts, simply soak them for 15 to 24 hours, rinse them thoroughly, drain the water off them and sit them aside. You will need to rinse and drain them around 4 times a day, to keep them growing. You do not want them to dry out, nor do you want them waterlogged. It depends on your climate how often you should rinse them.
Once you have sprouted chick peas a few times, you will know how long you need to soak them and how often to rinse them. Chick peas will be ready to use at around 3 – 4 days, once the root has grown to the length of the seed.
Before using your chick pea sprouts, give them one final rinse and pick out any that have not sprouted or are looking not quite right.
Now, on to the recipe:
Raw Hommus Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 cups of Chick Pea Sprouts
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp of Coconut Oil
- 1 clove Garlic
- Juice of one Lemon – freshly squeezed
- Natural Salt to taste
Blend all the ingredients in a blender, adding the water last. Add the water while blending until the required consistency is reached.
This recipe makes about 3 1/2 cups of hummus. It will keep in the fridge for about 4 days.
You can experiment with this hummus recipe and make it to suit your personal taste. Try adding some fresh coriander, chopped chives, sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, cummin, cayenne pepper …
Ways To Use Hummus:
Your delicious raw chickpea hummus can be used in a lot of different ways. I usually just eat it as a dip with my raw vegetable sticks, cauliflower, broccoli, mushroom, tomato etc. However, it is a really lovely salad topping.
You can add a little more water for an easier to mix consistency and stir it through coleslaw salads. It is great spread on bread or toast. Try using it in a salad wrap. Use fresh lettuce leaf instead of bread to make a really crunchy, healthy salad wrap.
Below is a photo of my raw sprouted chickpea hummus. I like it simple, and here it is garnished with some broccoli tips – all ready so be scooped up with a carrot stick or two. Mmmm … Mmmmmmm ..