Indulge in the velvety richness of Vegan Extra Creamy Classic Hummus, a luscious rendition of the beloved Middle Eastern dip that elevates the essence of plant-based goodness. Crafted with care and wholesome ingredients, this hummus offers a tantalizing blend of chickpeas, tahini, and aromatic spices. The magic begins in the food processor, where chickpeas, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and paprika converge to create a coarse paste that evolves into a luxurious, creamy symphony.
What sets this hummus apart is its dedication to achieving an exceptional level of creaminess. Through meticulous processing and the gradual addition of cold water, the hummus transforms into an irresistibly smooth texture that promises to delight the palate. The flavor profile is a harmonious balance, with the nutty notes of tahini, the zing of fresh lemon juice, and the warmth of cumin creating a sensory experience that transcends the ordinary.
Served in a bowl with a well-drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and adorned with a sprinkle of paprika, this Vegan Extra Creamy Classic Hummus is not just a dip but a versatile companion to an array of dishes. Whether paired with pita bread, veggie sticks, or your favorite crackers, this hummus stands as a testament to the delectable possibilities that arise when simplicity meets culinary finesse in the world of plant-based cuisine. Prepare to savor each velvety bite, as this hummus transforms any occasion into a celebration of flavor and wholesome indulgence.
In addition to its exquisite taste, this Vegan Extra Creamy Classic Hummus embodies a wealth of nutritional benefits. Chickpeas, the heart of this creation, offer a protein-packed punch along with fiber, contributing to a satiating and nourishing snack. Tahini, derived from sesame seeds, not only enhances the hummus’s creaminess but also provides a dose of healthy fats and essential minerals.
The inclusion of extra virgin olive oil further enriches the hummus with monounsaturated fats, promoting heart health and adding a delightful depth of flavor. The garlic and lemon juice not only contribute to the hummus’s vibrant taste but also bring antioxidants and vitamin C to the table.
This hummus goes beyond being a mere dip; it’s a versatile culinary companion. Spread it generously on sandwiches, use it as a flavorful base for wraps, or even incorporate it into pasta dishes for a creamy twist. The beauty of this recipe lies not only in its simplicity but in its ability to elevate various meals, making it a staple in any plant-based kitchen.
Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply seeking a satisfying and nutritious snack, the Vegan Extra Creamy Classic Hummus stands as a testament to the joy of mindful, plant-based eating. With each spoonful, you’re not just enjoying a dip but embracing a culinary masterpiece that unites taste, texture, and nourishment in every creamy bite.
Vegan Extra Creamy Classic Hummus Recipe:
- 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water (plus more if needed)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Salt, to taste
- Optional: Paprika and additional olive oil for garnish
- In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, water, minced garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and a pinch of salt.
- Process the ingredients until smooth and creamy. If the hummus is too thick, add more water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt or lemon juice as needed.
- Once the hummus is smooth and creamy, transfer it to a serving bowl.
- Drizzle with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with paprika for garnish if desired.
- Serve the extra creamy classic hummus with your favorite veggies, pita bread, or crackers.
Approximate Nutritional Information (per 2 tablespoons serving):
- Calories: 70-90
- Protein: 2-3g
- Fat: 5-7g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 3-4g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 5-7g
- Dietary Fiber: 1-2g
- Sugars: 0g
- Sodium: 80-100mg (may vary based on the salt content of ingredients)
These values are estimates and can change based on specific product choices and portion sizes. For more accurate information, use a nutrition calculator or consult specific product labels.