I realized pretty quickly on the 28 day challenge that I need hummus. My typical recipe has olive oil which is not approved on the Engine No 2 Diet... so this inspired me to try the recipe in the book. Usually I don't like to change from my usual tahini and olive oil based version but Engine No 2's intrigued me with it's use of one of my favorite things ever... tamari. The book says to use canned chickpeas but my dried beans I cooked in the pressure cooker worked fine. I'm also not a fan of recipes that leave out seasoning so I went with pepper and a seasoned salt (I went with a cayenne/onion type seasoning salt).
Healthy Homemade Hummus
(page 236 of The Engine No 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn)
15 ounces chickpeas (rinsed/drained if from can)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon low sodium tamari (or Bragg's liquid aminos)
3 tablespoons vegetable broth
Blend all ingredients into a thick paste, using a small amount of broth necessary to achieve desired consistency.
Variations - add one or more of the following:
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 fresh jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1 roasted, seeded and chopped red bell pepper
1 cup dark or kalamata olives
1 bunch fresh mint
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup cooked eggplant
is the smallest kitchen ever. We used to watch those decorating shows that said they were doing small kitchens and then could see that 4 of my kitchens would fit in their "small kitchens".