- 3 cups fresh organic cilantro leaves
- 1 organic garlic clove
- 1 large can of organic chickpeas, rinsed & drained
- 1 ripe organic avocado, roughly chopped
- 3 tablespoons organic olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh organic lemon juice
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper
- organic lemon wedges for serving
Combine garlic clove with cilantro leaves in the food processor and process until finely chopped.
Add the chickpeas & avocado and continue processing.
While the processor is running, slowly pour a steady stream of the olive oil into the mixture.
Add lemon juice and continue until smooth.
Season with sea salt & pepper and serve with a lemon wedge and a few cilantro leaves.
RAW SPINACH HUMMUS
1 clove organic garlic
3 cups organic spinach
1 organic lemon, juiced
3 tablespoons raw organic tahini
organic olive oil, as needed (if needed)
1. Place garlic and spinach in food processor and process until minced finely.
2. Add lemon juice and tahini and blend until the consistency of hummus.
3. You can add olive oil if needed, but the spinach and tahini should be enough.
This tastes pretty much exactly like hummus, only better because its packed full of spinach!
Use it for a veggie dip, sandwich spread, on toast, or as a dip with Salba or brown rice chips,
or eat it with lightly grilled cauliflower and broccoli as I like to do!
RAW CASHEW HUMMUS
2 cups soaked organic cashews (soaked for 6 hours in bottled water, drained and rinsed)
2-3 tablespoons organic Tahini Paste
3-4 cloves of minced organic garlic
Juice of one organic lemon
Organic Olive Oil
Combine soaked cashews, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt in the food processor and process until desired consistency (some people like their hummus more chunky or some like it silky smooth). If the hummus is too dry and you can’t get the consistency you want, you can do one or all of the following:
~add bottled water in small amounts (by the tablespoon)
~add more lemon juice (to taste)
~add some olive oil (you don’t want to add too much during the processing because you will also finish with it and combined with the cashews the dish becomes very rich)
Salt for taste and add more tahini, lemon juice and/or garlic if you desire.
Serve with a sprinkling of paprika and a drizzle of oil and top with any finely minced fresh herbs you might like.
You can also serve this with fresh cut vegetables like celery and carrots. Or use as a spread for a sandwich or burger.