HOMEMADE SESAME-FREE HUMMUS
May 3, 2019 | apps, sesame-free
May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. If you have a child with a sesame allergy, but you’re like me and LOVE hummus, tehina and everything in between, you’ll love this!
When I found out both boys were allergic to sesame, it was definitely an adjustment. It takes time to adjust, but eventually you get the hang of it. Discovering options like this allow us to still enjoy our favourite middle eastern foods! I make this in the summer all the time as a dip ad serve with veggies and pita. I also make it with my chicken shawarma, one of my fav recipes (stay tuned for recipe)!
- 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil (or enough until reach desired consistency)
- 2 Tablespoons smooth almond butter (you can leave this out if there is a nut allergy)
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2-1 clove of garlic ,minced
- Optional garnishes: paprika, olive oil, sea salt, chopped parsley, chickpeas
- Toss all ingredients (except olive oil) into a food processor or Vitamix. Once blended, gradually add olive oil until you reach a creamy consistency. Taste and add more olive oil and seasoning as needed.
- Spoon onto plate, and smooth with a spoon in a circular motion. Drizzle with olive oil and garnishes of your choice.
Almond butter is used here in place of tahini for a sesame-free version. You can also leave the almond butter out altogether if you cannot use nuts. And of course, if you can use tahini, then that is going to be the best. I would just double the quantity and use about 4 Tbsp.