Dips, Spreads and Sauces

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Nurturing the Mind and Body

Sprouted hummus is made from cooked sprouted chick peas. It contains a higher level of vitamins and minerals than non-sprouted chick peas due to the sprouting process.

Ingredients

1 cup dried chick peas
½ cup Virgin olive oil
1-2 tbsp ground sesame seed butter made from sesame seeds which have been soaked overnight and blended to make a paste.
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 clove of garlic (optional)
½ tsp ground cumin (optional)
Unrefined Salt such as Celtic sea salt or Himalayan rock salt to taste (optional)
Black pepper to taste (optional)

Method

  1. Sprout the chick peas. See how to sprout
  2. After sprouting cook the chick peas in some water until they are tender.
  3. Drain sprouted chick peas but keep the cooking water to add later
  4. Blend sprouted chick peas, garlic, sesame seed paste, lemon juice, olive oil and enough of the cooking water to form a thick paste
  5. Add flavourings (cumin, salt, black pepper) and re-blend
  6. Check consistency which should be a firm spreadable paste. If too thick add some more cooking water, if too thin then add some more chick peas
  7. Check taste and adjust if necessary

Variations

  • Add any other spice to change the flavour (cinnamon, paprika, pomegranate powder etc)
  • Mix in herbs such as coriander, mint, parsley etc
  • The hummus may be mixed with other suitable fillings like chopped cooked fish, feta cheese, red peppers, boiled egg) to make an interesting filling for sandwiches, flat breads etc
     
 
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