Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Hummus (oil free) GF


This is a quick and easy version of the classic spread but without the oil!


Hummus (oil free) GF 
2 x 390g cartons chick peas in water or 460g cooked chick peas
3 cloves garlic crushed
juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp sea salt
120ml spring water


Rinse the chick peas under a running tap.




Juice half a lemon.




Tip the chickpeas into a food processor bowl. Add the lemon juice, crushed garlic, salt and water then process until the beans are broken down. Take the lid off and give the mixture a stir from time to time. Eventually it becomes smooth.




Add more or less of the water, salt, lemon juice and garlic if you wish! 


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15 comments:

  1. yay for oil free hummus! i made something similar long ago and it was so good! great minds think alike :)

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  2. I will have to try it without the oil too. Thanks for making me thinking about omitting it from the recipe. Soemtimes we are slave to recipes.

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  3. I was inspired to make this when I watched the film Planeat! Ann Esselstyn and her MD husband haven't eaten vegetable oils since the '80s! I have taken their advice and apart from a little EVOO we have cut out most vegetable oils from our diet! She made a similar hummus in the film and even though the tahini version is much more creamy, I think this is much healthier!

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  4. That sounds pretty tasty! Garbanzos aren't strictly SCD-Legal, sadly, so my wife and I have had some luck substituting white beans. It's not *quite* the same, but it's still pretty good.

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  7. We love hummus & want to try your oil free version! Do you think it is thivker than normal? What about adding coconut oil? Thanks for linking up at Healthy 2day Wednesdays this week!

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  8. It isn't as smooth, though if it were blended it might be smoother! I don't use coconut oil...I think the jury might still be out on that one! Hope you enjoy it Rachel, it does make a nice change!

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  9. i usually use very little oil since we like the hummus fresh and dont keep it for more than a day or 2.. works out just fine. and for anyone who wants some extra, they can always drizzle more on top!

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  10. Fantastic this post and delicious look. interesting this post i like it

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  11. I love humus, especially homemade. How does the texture change when you don't have any oil? Is it less creamy?
    Thanks for sharing on the Hearth and soul blog hop!

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  12. You're welcome Penny! It's less creamy without the tahini but it's still flavoursome!

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  13. I just love Hummus and could eat it every day. Your recipe looks great! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Never made oil-free hummus before... I will have to try it! What exactly are the benefits of being oil-free? Anything aside from being lower in fat?

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  15. Jenn, I was amazed to see how healthy Ann Esselstyn and her MD husband were in the film Planeat. They adopted an oil free, plant based diet in the 80s and the results speak for themselves. Vegetable oils are in the main loaded with omega 6. Also they believe from Dr Esselstyn's research, that all fats (even the "good" ones) are bad for the heart and artery clogging! People suffering from heart disease have actually had it reversed by eating an oil free plant based diet. The film is an eye opener. We are not fat free but we do limit the amount of fat we have on a daily basis and this was my experiment, as a hummus lover, to see how hummus tasted fat free!

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