Hummus (Chick Peas) Spread
Genesis 1:29: “And God said, “see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”
Cost: 4 oz. container $150 and 8 oz. container $300
DECEMBER 20TH, 2012
Chickpeas are one of the least expensive, nutrient-rich foods that you can eat. Due to their high folate and tryptophan content, chickpeas are an excellent food choice for women of child-bearing age. It is also one of the easiest beans to sprout. You will be surprised how delicious they can be even when they are not cooked!
Here are the top reasons to include chickpeas in your diet, especially if you are a raw vegan?
- very high in protein
- great source of complex carbohydrates
- high in zinc
- can boost your folate levels (especially important for pregnant mothers)
- high in magnesium
Protein Rich Raw Hummus Recipe Chickpeas
This basic hummus can be used as it is or you can add seasonings to create your own special blend. For a good variation, try marjoram or thyme. You can also replace the tahini/seseme seeds with crushed pumpkin seeds for a new flavor.
To Sprout Chickpeas:
Soak dried chickpeas for 12 hours in plenty of clean water at room temperature. Drain and place in a wide-mouthed glass jar with cheesecloth or mesh over the opening. Place them in a cool, dark place. Rinse with water twice a day until they germinate, usually about 1 – 3 days. When the germ is as long as the pea, they are ready for use.
2 cups sprouted chickpeas
1/2 cup tahini or crushed sesame seeds
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or Himalayan salt
Leftover pasta water (optional)
Blend all ingredients until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add pasta water until it is the desired consistency.
The information given here is for educational purposes only. It is meant to be used as a guide towards health and does not replace the evaluation by and advice of a qualified licensed health care professional. For detailed interpretation of your health and specific conditions, consult with your physician.