Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Homemade Vegan Asian Inspired Hummus

Homemade Vegan Asian Inspired Hummus
Okay I am going to confess something here...I am a hummus addict! Yes I know, shameful! I know that most peoples go-to snack at night is cereal but I have to say that my go-to snack at night is hummus...shameful again I know. But I always feel like I am having something healthier when I choose hummus, whether as a snack or along side a meal. It is a great option for a sustainable tummy pleaser, but I always seemed to buy it already done for me. When I realized it is a super easy recipe and you can change up the flavors and make any possible flavor you could want. You control what you add and make it as indulgent or healthy as you want. This recipe is an Asian inspired hummus, with all those flavors we love. Super fresh and lots of yummy ingredients  you are all set for a homemade hummus treat. Great made the way it is or add in roasted veggies for added flavor. Serve chilled or at room temperature with veggies and/or your favorite chips. Also a great add to any meal, sandwich, etc. The skies the limit with this hummus, totally versatile and of course addictive. Enjoy!

Homemade Vegan Asian Inspired Hummus

Ingredients

-1 garlic clove
-2 cans or 4 cups chickpeas, drained and lightly rinsed
-1 teaspoons ginger (fresh or jarred ginger paste)
-1 1/2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
-1 1/2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
-1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
-1/2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (Asian hot sauce)
-1 teaspoons Asian chili paste
-1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
-1 green onion (scallion), chunked
-1/4 fresh parsley, unchopped/not minced
-2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
-1/4 cup water or liquid from the chickpeas (depending on how salty you want it) 

Optional Add Ins
-Roasted Eggplant
-Roasted Red Bell Peppers
-Edamame 
-Or any cooked/roasted veggie you like, you choose and make it your way. 

Directions

Prepare all your ingredients and get ready to use in the recipe. 

Great Ingredients
Must have for Hummus: Tahini
Ginger Paste
(great pantry item)
Drained & Rinsed Chickpeas
Turn on the food processor fitted with the steel blade and drop the garlic down the feed tube, process until it's minced. 

Garlic to be processed
Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. 

(I process the chickpeas first with the garlic & ginger for a little bit until light chopped before adding the rest of the ingredients to help it along, but you can do all at once as well.)

Chickpeas with the processed Garlic & Ginger
Tahini 
Adding the Tahini
All ingredients Added
All ingredients Added
Process until coarsely pureed. Once you have reached this stage, add in your water and continue pureeing until the hummus is pureed and smooth (about 2 to 3 minutes). If you like it chunkier, only process until you get the texture you like. 

Processing Hummus
Process Hummus
(Add more or less water until you get the texture you like) 
Taste, for seasoning and serve chilled or at room temperature. Serve with veggies and/or your favorite chips. Also a great add to any meal, sandwich, etc. Enjoy!

Ready to Serve Hummus

-Amy