Banana Hummus Recipe

Banana Hummus Recipe

This Banana Hummus recipe is perfect for banana lovers everywhere. You just need to combine ripe banana with your traditional hummus mixture to give it a delicious and unique flavour. Aside from banana other fruits like avocado and strawberry are also used as a hummus ingredient. You can mix it up depending on who is going to eat it. Kids seem to love the banana hummus taste and it lends itself well to nutella and crackers. Just sayin.

About this Banana Hummus Recipe

For this recipe, you will really only spend 1-2 minutes to prepare this hummus variation. It usually takes around 5 minutes in the food processor and it can be served to 12 people. How amazing is that? So to make a yummy and sweet hummus dip for your loved ones. You can use bananas that are ripe and/or spotty. Bananas at this stage are really good for you and are usually wasted in banana bread which cooks the banana, making it lose a lot of it’s nutrients. Using it in a hummus is essentially eating it raw, maintaining all of the best things from the banana.

Ingredients: banana hummus recipe

Mashed ripe banana
1 can garbanzo beans or chickpeas
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp lemon juice
0.5 tsp cinnamon
0.25 tsp each cumin and chili powder
A dash each of ground cloves, ginger, and nutmeg
Water as needed

Method:

  1. Rinse and drain garbanzo beans or chickpeas.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth, adding water to achieve the desired consistency and removing excess as needed.

This banana hummus recipe is truly as easy as 1 2 3 to prepare. Now you can use it as a spread and share it with your neighbors or for a quick solution when company arrives. They will definitely ask you for the recipe.

Banana-Hummus-Recipe For the Love of Hummus

Roasted Carrot Hummus Recipe

Roasted Carrot Hummus Recipe

The Roasted Carrot Hummus recipe is going to change your perception of hummus forever. When we talk about hummus, often times people just assume you can only eat it plain. This is so far from the truth and the basic hummus recipe can be varied in so many ways its not funny.

Hummus is easy to make, and everybody loves it. Adding roasted carrot to your hummus can give it an unusual kick not to mention a bright, orange colour. Add Roasted Carrot Hummus immediately to your must try list of hummus recipes.

Behold the roasted carrot hummus recipe.

roasted carrot hummus

 

Ingredients:

400 grams of carrots
½ x 400 grams tin of chickpeas
1 clove of garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
juice of ½ a lemon
a pinch of salt
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C
  2. Cut the carrots into bite size pieces at any shape. Place them in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
  4. Fine chop the garlic.
  5. Add all the ingredients into the food processor.
  6. Pulse to mix the ingredients well.
  7. Add salt and pepper when needed.

Your roasted carrot recipe is now good to serve. Its perfect as a dip, sandwich spread and even goes well on your favorite salad as a dressing. Enjoy your hummus!

Roasted-Carrot-Hummus recipe

Sweet Corn Hummus Recipe

Sweet Corn Hummus Recipe

This sweet corn hummus recipe is a real hit with the kids or for those guests who enjoy a surprise twist on a classic recipe. Adding variations to hummus recipes is a great way to still get the nutrients that hummus gives you, and adding a familiar or new taste to add to the excitement.

Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is packed with nutrients such as fibre and protein as well as being a good source of vitamin C. If you are watching your weight, this can be a very filling dip for cucumbers and carrots.

Sweet corn is particularly popular in North America and is used in many recipes both new and traditional. Sweet corn is also used widely in Asian cooking, with chicken and sweet corn soup being a Chinese staple soup. Sweet corn can be used in such a wide variety of dishes, we feel that it has a place in hummus for an interesting and surprising variation. So why not add some sweet corn to your basic hummus recipe? Follow this easy to prepare sweet corn hummus recipe for your next party.

You will need the following items: food processor, plate or bowl, spatula or spoon, and all the ingredients.

Ingredients:sweet corn hummus with veggies and pita

3 cups sweet corn on the cob
8 gloves garlic
1 can chickpeas
2 lemons
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Peel the garlic cloves and chop finely.
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
  3. Peel of corn husk and remove hairs. Remove corn from the cob, scrape off all the pulp.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor except the lemon juice and olive oil.
  5. While mixing, slowly add olive oil and squeeze lemon juice.
  6. Pulse to mix well. Stop when the hummus reaches your desired consistency.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer your hummus into a bowl or plate using spatula or spoon. Serve with mini pita and veggies.

 

Sweet-Corn-Hummus recipe
Avocado Hummus Recipe

Avocado Hummus Recipe

An Avocado Hummus Recipe is a great way to add some more healthy ingredients to your basic hummus recipes. The addition of avocado brings a creaminess to the mixture and packs a protein punch. So with this in mind, give your basic hummus a twist with some Avocado.

Fruity hummus dips are the best! Avocado itself is delicious and combining it with hummus can result into a nutritious and sweet dip for your snack time.

How to make Avocado Hummus

Forget smashed avo’s, here’s what you need to make this Avocado Hummus.

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas (can be used as topping)
1 avocado (peeled and pitted)
5 tablespoons tahini
1 lemon (juiced, more to taste)
3/4 cups water
4 cloves garlic
salt and pepper (to taste)
Olive oil

Method:

  1. Drain chickpeas (set aside few for topping) and place them to the food processor along with the avocado.
  2. Add tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, water and garlic cloves. You can add more or less of the garlic cloves depending on your liking.
  3. Pulse until the texture becomes smooth, add more water to achieve the consistency you prefer.
  4. Top your hummus with the chickpeas.

Avocado hummus is best served with pita wedges, chopped veggies, crackers and breadsticks. Enjoy your newly discovered dip!

Avocado-Hummus recipe
Strawberry Hummus Recipe

Strawberry Hummus Recipe

Some people grimace when I tell them about my Strawberry Hummus Recipe. But seriously it’s one of those things that you don’t realize is amazing, until you put it in your mouth. Strawberry hummus is a hit with kids because of its sweet and fruity taste not to mention its striking red colour.

So if you are planning for your kid’s party adding this dip can make the snack time more flavourful. It’s also a good way to add some extra goodness to your children’s diet without them realising it.

Not only for Kids

On the other hand, grown-ups will also love this dip because of its healthy dose of vitamins. This brings new twist to their usual snack dip and the taste really does give your tastebuds a vacation from boring old dips. This variation on the regular hummus dip will get you attention.

strawberry hummus with crackers

 

Ingredients:

2 cups hulled and quartered strawberries
1 can (14.5 oz.) garbanzo beans or chickpeas as they are also called
1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

 

 

strawberry hummus dip recipe
Basil Hummus Recipe

Basil Hummus Recipe

A Basil Hummus Recipe is a good way to use up the extra basil that everybody usually has in the fridge. We realise that everybody loves hummus and everybody loves basil, and what’s not to love? The good thing about hummus is it’s ability to lend itself to a multitude of ingredients like basil and they all taste amazing. Using fresh and natural ingredients can really give your dip the ping it needs to set itself apart from the other boring dips at the party. This recipe uses tomato paste which gives it a very interesting taste which most people will enjoy.

Basil and Chickpeas? Really?

Yes really Tiffany. This combination of hummus and basil is great for any occasion and is suitable for vegetarians. You can pick the basil leaves fresh from your plant if you have one.
It’s easy to prepare and pretty cheap. If you’re looking for a unique hummus perfect for vegetarians, this Basil Hummus Recipe is a must try. It goes well with bread sticks, pita wedges, crackers and heaps of other good foods. This is the best alternative for your standard dip.

Basil Pesto Hummus

Ingredients

1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cups sweet basil leaves
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 500 gram cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon tomato paste
Several dashes Tabasco

Method

  1. In a small pan at medium high temperature, heat the pine nuts. Stir them when they start to become brown. When most of them are lightly browned, transfer them to a bowl to cool.
  2. In the food processor, put the basil leaves and minced garlic. Pulse till they are finely chopped.
  3. Add the garbanzo beans, most of the pine nuts, olive oil, lemon juice, tomato paste, salt and few dashes of Tabasco to the food processor.
  4. Pulse many times until the hummus is smooth.
  5. Depends on your liking, add more Tabasco, salt of lemon juice to taste.
  6. Add water to achieve your desired consistency.

Transfer the hummus into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Don’t forget to sprinkle the remaining pine nuts on top to make it look more inviting. Serve with pita wedges and carrots cut into sticks.

basil hummus recipe