Tahini Free Hummus 2 Ways: Avocado, Pine Nut (Oil-free, Vegan)

Tahini-free, Low-Fat, Nutritious Hummus in just minutes! Creamy, Decadent Avocado Hummus. Copycat Sabra Hummus Pine Nut Hummus.

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I watched as the sharp blade whirled furiously – chopping, churning – turning the mixture into a beautifully smooth, creamy dip. I tiptoed to peer inside the jug and dipped my finger in to have a quick lick. Mmmm….I absolutely love hummus. In fact, I could eat it everyday if I had the choice.

But believe it or not, years ago I use to hate hummus.

As a kid, I tried to stay away from beans – in soups, stews, stir fries and definitely in dips. I had my first Fava bean dip before during our elementary school’s “Egyptian day”. I did not like it.

When I got to college and had hummus for the first time, I stood in front of the aisle of hummus tubs for over 10 minutes before hesitantly adding it into my shopping cart. Somehow I thought maybe my maturity would somehow improve my palate. My first bite of the rather unusually pale blend of beans sent warning signs to my brain… it tasted so…”bean-y”. The flavor and texture was so foreign to my Asian palate.

But one thing I love about the nature of human beings is that we adapt and we change. We can grow to see beauty and enjoyment in every aspect of life if we choose to. Beauty can be found anywhere. Beautiful things, beautiful people, likes or dislikes don’t just happen. We create beauty. We can choose to see beauty. We can choose to like or love. I grew to love hummus as I learnt to eat them with chips or carrots. I loved it even more when I realized I could make it at home and adjust the taste to my liking. This rather simple Mediterranean staple shines because of its simplicity and uniqueness. Over time, people have created alternative flavorings and additions to make some wonderful spin-offs of hummus making it one of the most well-loved dips globally. Creativity is wonderful and sometimes just a change in perspective can help us see beauty in unusual places.

To the 2017 me right now, I confess I absolutely love love love hummus – any type really. I appreciate the light, luscious creamy texture that perfectly coats my vegetables and crackers. Although it doesn’t have that pungent nuttiness from nut butters or richness of ranch dressing, but it was beautiful on its own. Delicious as it is – Mild, filling, versatile and lovely. Best of all, it is packed full of protein, nutrients and deliciousness.

Hummus is the best accompaniment to any leftover vegetables you have – for a quick snack or a filling lunch. Zoe and I have been experimenting with our own version of hummus by blitzing it up some extra leftover parts of bell peppers, cauliflower, broccoli to add more substance and nutrients to this amazing dip. It doesn’t add much to the flavor but who doesn’t love something that is secretly healthy, but doesn’t taste like it? The perfect solution to your anti-vegetable family members and children.

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Hummus # 1 Avocado Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15oz) can Chickpeas (Garbanzo)
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup Aquafaba (Chickpea water)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp miso paste
  • 1/4 cup leftover cauliflower (broccoli), riced
  • Garnish: Smoked paprika

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Hummus # 2 Pine Nut Hummus (inspired by Sabra Hummus):

  • 1 (15oz) can Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup aquafaba (Chickpea water)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup leftover cauliflower (broccoli), riced
  • Garnish: 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted + sprinkle of dried basil

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How to Make:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the hummus in a blender/food processor. Mix till smooth. Add more aquafaba if its too thick (or less if too thin).
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings!

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LOVE,

Zoe & Mia

Pine Nut Hummus (estimated): 2 tbsp per serving

Avocado Hummus (estimated): 2 tbsp per serving

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