I have started on a Paleo diet which means that one of my favorite foods, hummus, is now off limits. Legumes are not part of the program, thus those little chickpeas gotta go. I miss them already.
Hey hummus, call me!
So what is a girl to do? I can't just live the rest of my life hummus free. So I did some searching and found a few recipes for fake hummus, or as a friend pointed out to me, "fummus"
I have to give credit to Primal Kitchen Chaos, a blog where i found all sorts of great Paleo friendly recipes. I found this particular recipe on her site, and wanted to share the love with my I'ble peeps.
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Step 1: Stuff
1 3/4 cup Zucchini
1/2 Macadamia Nuts (unsalted...and if you can find raw, even better)
2 T Tahini (You can also make your own tahini if you wish, I just used store bought)
2 T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 1/2 teas. Lemon Juice
1+ cloves of Garlic
1 teas. Sea Salt
1 slightly rounded teas. Cumin
2 Roasted Red Peppers
Step 2: Prep
Peel your zucchini and cut into a rough chop.
If you are using store bought tahini, make sure to stir it real good before you measure it out. The stuff settles much like organic peanut butter, so give it a nice stir.... or ELSE!
I would also recommend patting dry the red peppers as much as possible. The excess water from the jar sort of made the consistency of the fummus a little runnier than I would have liked.
Step 3: Blend Baby Blend!
Put everything in the food processor and pulse or blend until it is smooth and creamy.
(I also did a roasted garlic one, roasting garlic in the toaster oven until creamy and almost sweet. problem is that there was too much garlic, and it was super spicy and practically inedible the following day. Use caution when making a garlic one), or make it strong, and give it to a neighbor!
Step 4: Bon Apetit!
Once you have the consistency you like, you are all done! Now go! Go enjoy your delicious new fummus. I'm telling you, if you had your eyes closed, you'd never guess it was wasn't hummus.