I have tried for so many years to make a delicious hummus using RAW sprouted garbanzo beans – to no avail. No matter what – I couldn’t get it down. I didn’t like the flavor. It always tasted a little harsh to me- almost too RAW, to bitter, to woodsy. But I also got tired of buying it in the store only because of the preservatives added to keep the shelf life longer. So what’s a girl to do?????
I decided to bite the bullet and use canned ORGANIC garbanzo beans and Voile! It totally changed my life! Life became pure and simple again and after one bite – I got over the whole “I can’t believe I used cooked beans” guilty feelings. I do believe using canned organic beans were much gentler on my digestive system as well. I basically used the “Best Hummus Recipe” from Allrecipes, but tweaked it to my taste and to the ingredients I had in my pantry.
My Favorite Hummus Recipe
1-15 ounce can Trader Joe’s Organic Garbanzo Beans with Sea Salt (save the liquid to use later)
3 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Organic Tahini
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/4 saved liquid from can
3 cloves garlic grated
1 teaspoon Cumin
Pinch paprika – optional
Fresh parsley – optional
Place garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, saved liquid, garlic, and cumin into a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle top of hummus with paprika and fresh parsley.
Serve it up with RAW Flax Crackers or serve with fresh cut veggies!
Healthy snack in less than a minute
I compare this recipe to those “dump cake” recipes where you simply dump all the ingredients in one vessel (in this case it’s a food processor). It also alleviated my fear of making hummus!
Try it for yourself!!!