Hummus

Every time we make hummus lately, we just fly by the seat of our pants. Dan will throw in something new here and there and most of the time we will land on a delicious hummus, but can’t recreate it the next time around. I finally decided to write it down and this time we added a new, unique ingredient – silken tofu. All the credit needs to go to my hubby on this one. The one thing we felt was always lacking in our hummus, was the creaminess – especially after it was refrigerated. After having a vegan pastry that contained a cheese-like filling that was actually silken tofu, the idea was sparked! So this attempt used the tofu, and we both think it worked out great – NO OIL either!

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Ingredients
3 c. cooked garbanzo beans (1 c. dry soaked overnight, then cooked for 30-40 minutes; you can also use canned)
3.75 oz. silken, sprouted, organic tofu* (1/4 of a 15 oz. container – use the rest for smoothies or other dips)
1 clove pressed garlic
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3/4 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tea. cumin
1 tea. onion powder
1/2 tea. paprika
1/2 tea. sea salt
1/8 tea. black pepper

Instructions
In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas until coarsely chopped. Add the tofu and pulse until the mixture is almost creamy. Add the remaining ingredients all at once and process until smooth and creamy, and all the ingredients are well combined. Refrigerate and use for dips, pizzas, sandwiches, burritos – whatever!

Since we’ve cut out dairy from our diets, we have found that hummus is a great, creamy substitute!

*NOTE: You can also make a creamy hummus without soy/tofu by removing all the skins from the beans before processing. It is very time consuming but we have discovered it produces a creamy texture as well, without the soy!

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One Response to Hummus

  1. Jamie says:

    Have you every tried Horsyhummus? I get the horseradish in the refrigerated section and I have to say that I do make it a little hot this way. When I make my hummus if using Tahini I drain the oil off of the top and I don’t use olive oil to make it a little less fat. Even though they are good fats I would rather use my fat in something else.
    My hummus consists of chick peas, lemon juice, horseradish and I sometimes add a little water to make it the consistency I like. I will try it with the silken tofu though and see how that works, but of course I will still add my horseradish. I might not be able to handle a jalapeno but when it comes to horseradish I have the right kind of heat.

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