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I-Heart-Broccoli Hummus

March 22, 2012

Lately I’ve been experimenting with different varieties of hummus.  A lot of vegans, myself included, keep this Middle Eastern dish on regular rotation due to it’s nourishing properties and almost effortless prep.  I like to make a batch on Sunday for example, to have around throughout the week or pack as a healthy work lunch.  To keep it from getting old, however, it’s nice to change things up a bit by playing with different flavors.

So when I first heard about broccoli hummus, I got SUPER excited, as broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables.  I’ve tried a few different recipes, and believe it or not my fave happens to be bean free.  That’s right, a chickpea-free hummus.  Not surprisingly the original recipe comes from raw maven Gena over at Choosing Raw.  However, the version I like best was adapted by Ricki at dietdessertndogs, as I tend to agree with her philosophy on garlic and hummus (these two were meant to go together).

Broccoli Hummus

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups raw or steamed broccoli, chopped (about 1 large bunch)*
1 1/2 cups raw zucchini with skin, chopped (about 1 zucchini)
1/3 cup raw tahini
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp mild miso
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
EVOO for drizzling

Blend the broccoli and zucchini in a food processor until finely chopped.  Then add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, scraping down the sides and adding a little water if necessary.

*Although this was meant to be a raw recipe, you could also try steaming the broccoli first.  I prefer the flavor of steamed broccoli so I did this the first time I tried it.  I’ve since tried the raw version as well, and both are good–though I imagine the raw variation probably lasts a little longer.

SOO GOOD!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2012 1:27 pm

    Thanks for reminding me about that hummus–I really enjoyed it and had almost forgotten about it! Yours looks particularly good. 🙂

  2. March 26, 2012 8:39 am

    That looks SOOOOO good! Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables, too, though I definitely don’t do well with it raw. I’ll have to try this recipe steamed. Yum!

    • March 26, 2012 9:37 pm

      Thanks Dana! Do try it steamed…hopefully it works out well for you!

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