I’ve gotta say, after a few days of practice from my raw food challenge, I’ve really gotten into all the things you can actually do with just raw foods!
Sometimes, it’s just the prep work that kills me.
Like for this recipe for raw hummus.
I had to soak dried chickpeas over night
Then let them soak at room temperature for another 3 days.
I wanted my hummus to be bursting with flavor so I thought I’d spice it up, literally
Olive oil is a must, I love garlic, and Cumin may just be the best spice ever.
My boyfriend, Matt, swears by it and pretty much puts it on everything.
Broken down, the recipe looks like this:
3 cups soaked Chickpeas
1/4 cup of soaking water
1/2 cup of Cold Pressed Olive Oil
2 handfuls of peeled garlic cloves (or as much or as little as you like)
1 Tbs. Ground Cumin
Salt to taste
Pop that all in your food processor and let it blend everything for a few minutes
I’ll be honest, soaked raw chickpeas and cooked chickpeas taste WAY different. I admit I much prefer them cooked, but hey, raw is better for you, and the raw version is pretty delicious once you stop trying to compare it to the cooked version. Just a little crunchier and almost nuttier tasting. The garlic and the cumin were excellent flavor partners and the olive oil helped to smooth everything out.