A while ago I wrote this post for a previous website. With the resurfacing of the news last year from The Environmental Working Group (article link below) about findings of glyphosphate (a.k.a. RoundUp) in commercially produced hummus, yes, even organic, I thought it was time to resurrect this simple recipe for us and our pups, just in time for Summer get togethers.
Don't tell anyone but the secret is to use both chick peas and white beans. The two together make the smoothest, most flavorful hummus!
When you bring this to a get together at someone's house I bet they will beg you for the recipe. It is that good!
While you can always use canned beans, I suggest that you use dried beans and your infamous electric pressure cooker.
Be sure to use organic and still rinse the beans well prior to cooking in case any of the "pesticide drift" as mentioned in the article happened.
If you are making this for your pups, be sure to stop after the point mentioned in the recipe, prior to adding the garlic and lemon juice, as that they are not good for them. The recipe may be a little backwards compared to others to help you avoid adding them.
My guys, Teddy and Sheba, love when I put "hummus" inside their chew bones. Sometimes I freeze them so they last longer when they get them.
If using dried beans, you can make them on your stovetop according to bag directions. I use the electric pressure cooker, set it and forget it!
Here's the recipe for
Simply Good Hummus for a Well Life
If you are using dried beans and your electric pressure cooker, put the rinsed beans, cook them separately if possible, in with 3 times the amount of water to beans, put the top on, set the valve and put on high for 45 minutes. Use the slow release when the time is done. Drain but set aside some of the liquid.
2 cups Organic Chick Peas or 1 can
2 cups Organic White Beans, like Great Northern, Cannellini or Navy Beans or 1 can
Liquid from Chick Peas can or cooking liquid
1/3+ cup Organic Olive Oil
1/4 cup Organic Tahini
2 Organic Garlic Cloves
2 Tbs Fresh Organic Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Organic Cumin
Organic Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Flavored Organic Olive Oil (optional)
Add beans to food processor and process until as smooth as possible, it will be lumpy. Blend in tahini paste.
Drizzle in half of the olive oil until smooth and spreadable. This is where you stop if you are giving some to your pups. Remove what you want to set aside for the dogs.
Add garlic and process. Add lemon juice, cumin, cayenne and balance of olive oil, process.
If the hummus is too thick, add the reserved liquid a teaspoon at a time while processing until you achieve the thickness you like.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with a drizzle of flavored oil olive on top and around the edge of your serving bowl.
Here's the link to EWG's article discussing the existence of glyphosate in processed hummus.