The number one recipe people request is an oil free hummus. Well in my world, we call that party hummus or just plain delicious. But there is something weird and off about oil free hummus. It is in the consistency. There is something missing in the taste. And well, let’s be frank, I haven’t recreated oil laden hummus here. It can’t be done.
But this hummus is pretty darn delicious. You can add a few spices or a some add ons like jalapenos or red peppers and it is even better. After the first batch, you won’t miss the stuff from Costco. Ok, I’m a liar. You won’t miss it very much. And that is a step in the right direction.
You can even feed this hummus to regular folks who don’t follow your whole foods, plant based (do they call it your hippie eatin lifestyle like they do in Texas?). Everyone will love it. So let’s quit the chatter and start the hummus party in your mouth.
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Roasted Garlic (Oil Optional)
1 head of garlic
1 tsp of olive oil (optional)
Preheat oven to 425°. (If you are doing this while multi-tasking, 350° works just fine). Cut the top of the head of garlic off. Drizzle oil over the garlic if using. Wrap garlic in foil and roast until tender, about 35 minutes.
Oil Free, Salt Free (Low fat) Hummus
6 cups of chickpeas (4 cans if using cans)
2 TBSP Tahini (optional for a lower fat version)
1 head of roasted garlic (alternative 3-4 cloves non-roasted garlic)
Juice of 6 limes or 2-3 lemons
1 tsp. chipotle seasoning
1 1/2 tsp. no salt seasoning
2 c. vegetable broth or water
pepper to taste
(optional ingredients: roasted red peppers, jalapeno, nutritional yeast)
In a large food processor combine all the ingredients except the water or broth. Run the food processor on low while slowly adding in the water or broth. You will see the hummus start to “loosen” up and mix together. Add enough liquid so it is smooth. You may need to occasionally scrape down the sides.