Raw Vegan Hummus

Did you know you can make hummus entirely raw, and even include the tradition chickpeas in the recipe? All it takes is a little soaking and sprouting. This recipe combines sprouted chickpeas with raw tahini, lemon, garlic, hot pepper paste cumin and raw olives for a seriously drool worthy hummus perfect for spreading on raw wraps or as a dip for veggies. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • a cup of chickpeas (you need to sprout them. First soak them for the night, then sprout them for about 2 days, until they have little tales. Be sure to rinse them at least 3 times daily)
  • about a cup of tahini (sesame paste) – try to get stone-ground so that it’s raw
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons of our spicy paste (recipe below - optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons cumin
  • 7 olives, de-pitted
  • Optional spices: salt, black pepper, cayenne, turmeric (if you want it yellow), coriander
Spicy Sauce
  • 3 cups of chopped spicy peppers (any kind you like, we make two versions: red and green)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Teaspoon of salt (you can always skip this)
  • Teaspoon of mustard seed powder (you can always use the flowers, when in season – wild is great!)
  • Teaspoon of mustard seed powder (you can always use the flowers, when in season – wild is great!)
  • Half of a bell pepper (use red for the red version, yellow or orange for the green)
  • 7 garlic cloves (or less, if you’re not a fan)
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil (add more for more watery consistency)
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro, or other herbs of choice (oregano, mint, parsley etc.)
  • Optional additions: cumin, coriander, cayenne, 1/4 of an onion

Instructions

  1. Blend, blend, blend! It will take some time. Start on low, and work your way up. Add a bit of dried parsley and smoked paprika on top for an authentic look.
Spicy Sauce
  1. Simply blend ingredients together!
Marina Yanay-TrinerAbout Marina Yanay-Triner

Marina Yanay-Triner of Soul in the Raw is a health and nutrition coach. She specializes in raw veganism. She began her raw vegan journey as a result of a powerful healing story in her family, and discovered her own body and a new connection to herself in the process. She was certified through the BodyMind Institute, and currently does private coaching as well as teaches classes to show people how easy and delicious raw veganism can be.

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