Sunday, 26 April 2015

Courgette Hummus

Hello! I haven't written this blog in AGES but I'm on it again now. Just got back from an amazing three week trip to Thailand, and part of that was a 7 day detox in Chiang Mai. Since doing that I've been back on the raw, because it felt right and I didn't want to start putting crap in my body after cleaning it out! Before that I was still vegan but went back to eating a lot of cooked and processed foods. Being back on the raw I just feel SO much better, with tons of energy, so I'm sticking to eating raw for now.

Anyway, I just made this delicious raw version of hummus, based on a recipe from Jennifer Cornbleet's book, Raw Food Made Easy. It is so good, you don't miss the chickpeas at all and the courgette gives it a lovely texture. And it's dead easy, you just stick it all in the food processor for a couple of minutes and you're done. Here's the recipe:

I big courgette- peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons raw tahini
The juice of one lemon
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Big pinch of cumin
Big pinch of paprika
Sea salt to taste

Just blend it up until you get to a hummusy texture and that's it. Enjoy!

I had it with carrot sticks dipped in. I'm so broke right now after my holiday I am limited to what is in my fridge and I only had one carrot but I had all the other ingredients... just! So I ended up eating the rest of it with a spoon! And it was really good  :-)
Roll on Tuesday and payday!