View Full Version : Help - Good Raw Hummus Recipe Needed
I miss hummus and I can't replicate it in the raw form. I tried the "Hooked on Raw" hummus recipe and it was bitter! I can't get myself to eat it and after all the sprouting and work - it sucks. How do you get it to taste right? I don't want to use tons of olive oil. What do you guys got for me? :)
03-17-2005, 12:17 PM
I'm not crazy about any of the hummus recipes I've tried so far... but Carol Alt's is pretty okay. Hopefully someone has a killer hummus recipe!!
03-17-2005, 12:42 PM
I'm with you. When I make it, the first bite or two is okay, then I just don't like it. Too earthy tasting or something. But here's an idea... add almond butter.
I haven't tried this yet--it just came to me today. In the un-fried rice thread, PixieGreen said she used a spoonful of almond butter to mellow out the taste of the cauliflower/sesame seed mixture. I can't taste the almond butter in the recipe. I was wondering if a dollop of almond butter in about 2 cups worth of hummus might do the same thing.
If anyone is game enough to try it, let us know (I have no chickpeas ready to go, so it'd be days before I could give it a try.)
03-17-2005, 12:44 PM
By the way, eaten plain the hummus didn't work for me, but I was able to eat it (and therefore not waste it) by spreading it on nori rolls and adding veggies to that. It didn't taste as bad and also helped hold the roll together as I am definitely nori roll challenged! :(
03-17-2005, 12:57 PM
I have seen a couple of zucchini hummus recipes. I have not tried them yet, but they sounded good. I am not much one for the sprouted beans either.
03-17-2005, 01:02 PM
I have tried the Zucchini Hummus recipe in Alissa's book and I really like the taste of it, though it does not quite taste like the cooked hummus, it is very good (more dip like, though).
Might be worth a try.
03-17-2005, 02:05 PM
yes, it is different. here are a few suggestions tho: don't let the chickpea sprouts get too long (i was lazy and didn't deal with them soon enough when i first sprouted chickpeas). the long tails add to the earthy flavor. just let it barely sprout, like overnight. also, yes, the olive oil helps. but, plenty of lemon juice and some sea salt really help. AND, lots of seasoning! I had tons of cumin and a pinch or two of cayenne and a tiny splash of apple cider vinegar. Also, fresh cilantro helps too. Lots and lots of flavor will distract you. A bit of chopped red onion is also good. And, as mentioned, adding it to wraps does help. and another thing, let it sit overnight in fridge. the flavors will meld and it should be better :) good luck to ya.
Gosh are there any sprouted bean recipes that do not need so much distraction by way of tons of oil and seasoning? I miss cooked beans. :(
03-17-2005, 04:40 PM
Mmm, I've got a great recipe that i made a big batch of yesterday! But the hummus must be blended as smooth as possible i a food processor, because, if it's the least bit chunky, you will taste the bitterness of the sprouts. As soon as i get home tonihgt, I'll post the exact recipe.
03-17-2005, 05:42 PM
Someone posted a few weeks back that they really liked Julianno's
hummous recipe a lot and that it wasn't as beany as others.
I haven't tried it myself but do have the recipe if you want it.
I'm sure he adds lots of stuff to it though...
The raw food chef in town makes awesome hummous; i couldn't even
tell the differance, so it can be done ;)
03-17-2005, 06:36 PM
Ok, here's the recipe. It's from The Raw Gourmet by Nomi Shannon:
2 c. chickpeas, soaked 12 hours, sprouted 48 hours(tails should be a little under 1 cm.)
2-4 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 c. water
1/4-1/2 c. raw tahini
2 Tbs. liquid aminos
1/4 c. lemon juice
4 Tbs. chopped parsley
In a food processor, pulse-chop the chickpeas, garlic and water until chickpeas breakdown and garlic is blended. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth.
I tweak the recipe a bit and add cumin, chili powder and a little more lemon juice. It's a pretty versatile recipe..add salt, pepper, whatever.
It's wierd: I love adding balsamic vinegar to it..sooo good!!
03-17-2005, 08:01 PM
i made alissa's zucchini hummus and really liked it....tasted similiar to regular hummus too. i did add quite a bit more cumin and garlic though.
03-17-2005, 08:10 PM
I did hummus simular to the recipe above awhile agoand added some curry w/ the cumin olive oil parsley, lemon juice and some nama shoyu...........It was great
03-21-2005, 03:22 PM
Glad to share Matt Samuelson's hummus recipe. It's great and you can play with less oils and less tahini as I want less the better thinking....here goes. Oh, you could peel the zucchini too to prevent green appearance....
2 medium zucchini
3/4 c brown sesame seeds, soaked
3/4 c tahini
1/2 c lemon juice
1/4 c olive oil
5-8 cloves of garlic (or to taste)
2 teaspoons Celtic salt (or to taste)
1 1/4 teaspoons paprika
Optional: 1 small red or Anaheim pepper
Blend all ingredients, except sesame seeds and tahini, in a blender or Vita-Mix. Add sesame seeds to the mixture and puree until smooth. Add tahini and blend again (or hand-blend tahini if your blender isn't powerful enough.) Enjoy with crudités, on lettuce leaves, or as a spread on flax crackers.
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