Hummus and Baba Ganoush are truly my two favorite dips for vegetables and bread! Fortunately I didn’t have to convince my loved ones that hummus is an absolutely delicious option for vegetarians & vegans. They all love it too! Of course hummus is not only for vegetarians. Many people I know (non-vegetarians) like this tasty chickpea spread too. If you haven’t tried it yet, go try! I personally like the spicy ones but to be honest, any kind will do. What is not to love about chickpea hummus? Hummus is satisfying, nutritious and has such a great taste. You can make many kinds of hummus and vary with different ingredients/vegetables and it is super easy! I gave it a try this week without tahini paste and with sesame seeds! I will always encourage you to be creative with ingredients. I love spicy so I will always add a pepper. Chili and paprika powder also give many dishes an awesome taste! Remember to play with spices! Spices are life 😉
When I really love some thing I buy in supermarkets or eat at restaurants, I have to make my own version of it. This way I know that I can enjoy these delicious foods at home too with a little bit of spiciness added of course. I bought a couple of vegetables this week such as carrots and the most adorable baby pumpkins. I knew immediately that I wanted to make something sweet and something savory. The sweet dish will also be on my blog this week. (Surprise!)
After an idea for a sweet dish,the idea of making a roasted pumpkin & chickpeas-garlic hummus came to my mind. I have soaked dry chickpeas in water for a day but you can use the canned and cooked ones as well. After cooking the chickpeas and adding pumpkin pieces the last 10 minutes, I have oven roasted the peas and pumpkin with garlic cloves. I added some sesame seeds the last 10 minutes in the oven. Those garlic cloves got an incredibly delicious and a bit sweet taste in the oven that goes so well with chickpeas and pumpkin. (Mouth watering! I’m going to get myself some hummus right now and I’ll be right back!)
So! Back to making hummus! After roasting the peas, pumpkin and garlic, all you have to do is add olive oil, some coriander, salt to taste, lemon juice and ground cumin and blend it al together in a blender. After that your easy and very simple home made hummus is ready to eat.
I have made a whole jar as a sandwich spread & dip and have given my brother some. He called to say he loved the hummus a lot too. Approved! I eat the hummus with cauliflower pieces, carrots and bread. A couple of times I just ate the hummus without anything else. It tasted so awesome! For a great and easy home made hummus that will be a dip hit and will make your (vegan) friends very happy, read on!