Ok, so it’s not cake or sugary but there are times when we need to eat something else around this place. One of my daughters is vegan and I have been researching and experimenting with new vegan & vegetarian recipes. It’s a new year and “some” of us could stand to lose a few pounds and eat healthier in general. I have been working on different types of hummus and so far we like the results.
The type I made didn’t have any tahini (ground sesame seeds etc) in it. Basically I took:
1 can of garbanzo beans/chick peas
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2–3 heaped teaspoons of roasted red pepper paste
1/2 teaspoon of cumin (add more to your own taste)
pinch of kosher salt
1 heaped teaspoon of crushed garlic
Add all of the ingredients to your food processor or use a hand blender/wand, either will work. Blend until you reach a consistency that you like and serve with pita chips or hot naan bread cut into triangles which is how I served it.
Healthy and so quick to make. I made this batch five minutes before I left for a New Years Party and everyone loved it!