We’re fairly convinced that hummus is one of the best stuff in the universe. It might look mashed-up in the dish, but this combination of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic creates a dip that is so much more than the sum of its parts.
You can keep it classic but hummus can comes in so many awesome flavours. Skip the store-bought stuff — our obsession with hummus is never purchasing from the deli section anymore. We love to eat and making them ourselves as it will be so much tastier. Hummus can be part of your daily diet as long as it’s eaten in balance and the rest of your diet comprises a wide variety of foods.
Dried Split Peas
While split peas can be sad and forgotten foods of the legume aisle. Many recipes are using them as the side for salad, curry or bean soup. We’re going to change that—because split peas are delicious, nourishing, and easier to keep at home! If you’re out of fresh produce and have a craving for Hummus, it is great to have split peas in your cabinet. It supposed to be greener if you use a full portion of the split peas
My Obsession and it’s a life-saver for soft diet.
In April, it has been such a challenging, painful month for me. With me being hospitalised with my abdominal pain (it is blessed in disguise with endangering issue) and going through the procedure of removing my wisdom tooths. I have the hardest time eating anything good as there are so many restrictions including avoiding nuts and many more of my favourite food. I’m thankful that bean is not part of the restriction, and therefore hummus is the life-saver for the time being. Congee, mashed potato/sweet-potatoes are great but anyone could get sick of it.
The benefit with chickpeas can lower cholesterol, not to mention it is high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets. In research, the protein and fiber in chickpeas may help keep your appetite under control. Isn’t that great?
Like other beans and nuts, the split peas will help to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. However, one thing that we found interesting is that split peas are packed with a trace mineral called molybdenum which helps in the detoxification of sulfites. What are sulfites? Sulfites are added as preservatives in processed foods such as baked goods, jams, potato chips, etc. Eating it regularly may prone to sulfite sensitivity which can be experienced as symptoms like rapid heartbeat, headache, diarrhea, nausea, where it isn’t good for health.
KitchenAid Food Processor
Recently we have purchased a new food processor – KitchenAid 830ml Mini Food Chopper. It became our favorite food processor especially for making hummus. One of the features is that it has a drizzle basin and pour spout for us to add liquid in the mid-way of blending.
What is the trick here?
It’s simple really. It’s the order in which you add ingredients to your food processor. Seriously, it’s that easy. Add in all the ingredients. Turn on the food processor and let it run for a minute or so. Coldwater is our last trick for fluffy, creamy, whipped hummus. After all the ingredients are added and we’ve processed into a smooth paste, I love to drizzle in some cold water with the processor still running. The water (and extra process time) turns the already pretty smooth mixture into a fluffy, luxurious dip!
We have been making hummus regularly and it’s only got better and better. Just a little tweak you are able to get different flavors. If ir is hard to obtain split peas at your place, why not try the other hummus – Green Goddes Hummus, Red Pepper Hummus, Pumpkin Hummus, Roasted Carrots Hummus, and the Classic Chickpeas Hummus?
Split Pea Hummus
250g of chickpeas
250g of split peas
60g of tahini
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
- Cook split peas: In a pot of boiled water, cook the split peas for around 20 minutes till it is soft to mash. Once it is cooked, drain and leave it to cool.
- In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Blend it till smooth, add in cold water if the mixture is still thick. Season it with salt and pepper to taste.