Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Raw Vegan Hummus

Okay, first off I have to say, I. love. hummus! I would spend $4.59 on two tiny containers of organic hummus almost every single week...until now. Today I made a simple hummus with just a can of chick peas and some lemon juice. It is vegan, raw, and delicious! I could have eaten the entire container, but I held back because I didn't have another can in the cupboard to replace it. Here is the simple solution to a usually expensive addiction of mine.

1 can Garbanzo Beans (Organic if possible)
Garlic Pepper
Lemon Juice
Cayenne (If you like it hot)
Olive Oil

I made mine in my Omega Juicer, but you can use a blender, hand mixer, or a potato masher! Anything you've got on hand to mash these beans will work.

No Equipment Method
Mash the beans until they reach a creamy consistency. Add in a dash of lemon juice, olive oil, and your favorite spices. Use on anything you love or just spoon it into your mouth.
Juicer Method
Use a blank attachment with a 4-holed nozzle. Put the whole can of beans through once. Then take the mash out and put it through again. This will make it creamier. Now add in a dash of olive oil and lemon juice. Flavor it with your favorite spices, or my favorites: garlic, black pepper, and cayenne. Place in an old hummus container, Ziploc baggy, or tupperware. Enjoy for the next 3 days, or in my case 3 hours.

Fun Options
  • Dice and stir in some roasted peppers (Roasted Red Pepper Hummus) 
  • --->They sell a jar of roasted red peppers at most grocery stores. 
  • Bake a head of peeled garlic in foil in the toaster oven until soft and stir in. 
  • Use on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise
  • Use on tacos at topping 
  • Top tortilla soup with a dollop


  1. Tahini is hard to digest for many people, giving them flatulence (bloated, gassy tummy). So if you leave it out, that doesn't happen! Tastes just as great. Today I had it with Red Hot Blues (Organic blue corn chips) and mixed in some chipotle hot sauce! Delicious afternoon snack.