I found a great raw hummus recipe using sprouted chickpeas. Other than that, they taste a bit too 'earthy' for me to just eat separately. I sometimes will top a salad with a few of them -- once mixed in with the salad dressing and all, they are okay.
Same for me with lentils ... a few of those go a long way. But since they sprout so darn fast, you can do them in tiny batches for a salad or two at a time.
I use easy sprout containers for sprouting absolutely everything. The only time I have a failure is when I completely forget to rinse them for a couple of days - definitely not good ...
Here is the raw hummus recipe. It is from the goneraw site.
1 cup chickpeas
1 cup whole sesame seeds
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic
3 medium dates (or one big madjool)
1 slice jalapeno (about half a thumb)
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
the evening before
chickpeas can drink a lot Ė so donít be cheap on the waterÖ put them in a big bowl with 5 cups of water at least.
the next morning
(or 12 hours later at least).
the sesame donít swell as much Ė soak them in a different bowl with 3 cups of water.
drain & rinse the chickpeas and place in a strainer to sprout.
in the evening
(up to 12 hours later, i find that chickpeas taste best when they are minimally sprouted)
prepare all the ingredients:
pit the dates
peel the garlic
strain the sesame seeds
(use vitamix or other good blender)
peel and de-seed the lemons
put all ingredients except chickpeas in blender
blend with tamper until smooth
empty almost the whole paste into a bowl
(you now have excellent tahini paste! so stop here if youíre happy with itÖ)
put chickpeas in, blend with tamper until smooth.
empty into bowl.
mix all ingredients in a bowl until consistent.
hummus is meant to be smooth. if what you got isnít smooth Ė then donít worry, itíll be a little more beany in flavor -- the beany flavor is perfectly balanced with all the flavors.
if itís smooth, and still too beany for ya Ė then next time (or now), simply double (or less) all the ingredients in the hummus except the chickpeas.
how to serve
the hummus goes best with the ďpita breadĒ of raw foodists: that is GREENS!
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