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New and exciting hummus recipes! Really!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

This is from the ReBoot with Joe website. I've made two of the hummus recipes, and they're not only good tasting, the color is fantastic. I've been making my own hummus for a long time, but the beet one is really special. Here's the link if you want to look at the photos or explore further:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 - 20

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.

We love hummus! It’s packed with fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and healthy fats. We pumped up our hummus even more with fresh veggies like carrots, beets, and asparagus – not only making it colorful but fun to eat! We created a Roasted Carrot, Beautiful Beet and Mellow Asparagus Hummus.

Here’s the recipe for the Mellow Asparagus Hummus. If you want to try to the beet and carrot hummus, just roast 2 beets* and/or a half bunch of carrots* in place of or in addition to the asparagus!

1 can organic chickpeas (we prefer Eden Organic brand, their cans are BPA-free!)
1-2 cloves garlic
2-3 Tbsp. tahini
1 lemon, juiced
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
1/2 bunch asparagus, roasted
1 small shallot, roughly chopped

1.) Begin by preheating oven to 425F/218C.

2.) Line a baking sheet with foil, spray lightly with olive oil.

3.) Wash and trim the asparagus. In a large bowl toss asparagus and shallot with olive oil, season with salt and fresh pepper. Lay onto baking sheet.

4.) Roast asparagus until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
*If you are roasting beets and/or carrots you will need to up the time to about 30 – 45 minutes.

5.) While the asparagus is roasting, make the hummus. Rinse and drain chickpeas. In a food processor, add the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, process until smooth.

6.) Taste and adjust seasoning with sea salt to taste. Add more lemon juice/olive oil as need to reach your desired consistency.

7.) When the asparagus has cooled add it to the hummus and process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

8.) Serve with lightly toasted whole grain pita.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINOVER 5/23/2013 8:09PM

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

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SKINNYROBIN100 5/21/2013 12:13AM

    This is awesome stuff...I love your ideas and I love hummus and have been making my own since Dec. when I bought a Vita-Mix!!! Thanks for the great recipes. I plan to make them all! emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/20/2013 11:19PM

    emoticon for sharing. emoticon

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    You know how picky I am. I tried some hummus at the grocery store and did not like it. I like beets though. And asparagus.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 5/20/2013 12:56PM

    Sounds delicious!

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LADY_MARIANA 5/20/2013 11:30AM

    Thank you! I love hummus and this recipe sounds fantastic. I'm headed out to see the "Reboot with Joe" web site.

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TURTLETALK 5/20/2013 11:19AM

    I love hummus I may have to try the roasted beet hummus.

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CMBELISLE 5/20/2013 8:35AM

    I love hummus but you lost me when you mentioned asparagus. Leave that out and I bet it is delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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HIPPICHICK1 5/20/2013 8:18AM

    I love hummus!
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OWL_20 5/20/2013 7:36AM

    Love hummus! I'm surprised the asparagus doesn't make it bitter somehow, but this is one I will definitely be trying. Thanks for the post!

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NORASPAT 5/19/2013 10:31PM

    SCOOTER thanks I love hummus I do not make it but I buy it often. I also like to drain a can of chick peas and put them in the fridge and I eat them as snacks, just like nuts.

I am so happy to have the other additions I never would have thought about Asparagus.

I hope you are doing well. I am still busy in the yard. It is coming very slowly. Clay is miserable to work with. HUGS Pat in Maine. HUGS I am playing catch up once again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Sounds good.. especially with the asparagus!

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BETHGILLIGAN 5/19/2013 8:18PM

    Sounds yummy! Thanks!

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VALERIEMAHA 5/19/2013 7:49PM

    Me too, Sue and Scooter...these sound VERY tasty! And, funny thing, I just headed over to a friend's SP who is another hummus lover to give her the link to your blog and discovered that you two had recently friended one another (my real world friend Robin, aka GENKI_WARRIOR)!

BTW, LOVELOVELOVE your wallpaper!

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CYND59 5/19/2013 7:43PM

    I made hummus for the first time last week. It was very good. "Black bean spicy hummus". Thanks for the link. I love to juice so I am going to try some of his recipes.

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SUSANNAH31 5/19/2013 7:13PM

    I am a big hummus fan. Thanks!


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