Sprouted HummusFeb 26, 2021 ● By Lina Wallentinson
Every Middle Eastern family has their own recipe for hummus. Naturally, there has to be a sprouted version of it, too. With a jar of hummus in the refrigerator, I can always cobble together some kind of dish for lunch or dinner.
Yield: about 6.75 fluid oz (nearly 1 cup)
7 oz sprouted chickpeas (or yellow peas)
1 garlic clove
2 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ tsp sambal oelek
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp salt
4 Tbsp olive oil
Put the sprouted peas in a small saucepan and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the peas for 10 minutes. Pour off the water.
Peel and finely chop the garlic. Mix the peas in a food processor or with an immersion blender, along with the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, sambal oelek, cumin, salt and oil. Dilute with some water if the hummus seems too thick.
Option: Turmeric adds a nice yellow color to hummus. But sample the hummus as you add it in—some enjoy the taste of turmeric, others less so. Start with ½ teaspoon per recipe.
Recipe excerpted from Sprouts, Shoots & Microgreens: Tiny Plants to Grow and Eat in Your Home Kitchen, by Lina Wallentinson. Photography by Lennart Weibull.
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