Thursday, February 5, 2009

Avocado Hummus


I am quite a hummus aficionado. I will eat hummus with just about anything. Falafel of course, but then there's on salad, with fruit, atop raw breads and crackers, rolled up in any green and even right off of the spoon.
When I started eating raw I tried out various methods of making a tasty raw hummus. I found that I was not fond of using soaked garbanzo beans, but I was very fond of using zucchini.
I came across this wonderful recipe and have been spring boarding off of it ever since. http://goneraw.com/recipe/hummus

My avocado version has become a favorite because the avo provides a wonderful creamy texture that you miss without the use of beans. Avo also adds a pleasant background flavor to the tahini and spices.

Avo Hummus

2 large peeled zucchini- Vit A, folate(Vit B9), potassium
1 medium avocado- oleic acid, folate(Vit B9), potassium
1c raw tahini- rich in minerals and high in lignans
juice of 2 lemons- Vit C, potassium, bioflavonoids
1/3c extra virgin olive oil- rich in oleic acid, regulates cholesterol levels
3 cloves garlic- can regulate blood pressure and increase immune system
handful of cilantro- Vit A, lutein, stimulates digestion
1tsp ground cumin- aids in digestion, high in iron
dash of cayenne pepper- Vit A, capsaicin
sea salt to taste

Place all ingredients in high speed blender or food processor and mix until creamy. Experiment with different add ins. Red peppers, olives and sun drieds are some of my favorites.
Enjoy!



4 comments:

MissMasala5 said...

Looks so yummy! I will try this today.

Cocoanib said...

Hi MissMasala!
Yes, it's very simple and sooo good :)

Joy said...

Thanks for this recipe--I'm never fond of raw hummus, but I can't wait to try it!

Cocoanib said...

You are so welcome! Let me know what you think of it :)