I know that is a statement that is overused, but trust me, this is the best hummus, ever. It is so good and light and fluffy because it has sprouted garbanzo beans in it. Not only do the sprouted beans make it taste ever so amazing, but sprouted beans are extra good for you.
Sprouted beans and grains are incredibly nutritious, especially for those on a raw food diet. Studies show remarkable levels of B Vitamins, as well as Vitamins C, E and A (up to 15 times the original content!). Some folks refer to sprouts as “pre-digested” food due to this breaking down process in the sprouting stage of life. This makes the sprouts far easier to digest than the original seed, bean, nut or grain. The heightened quantity of enzymes is another factor that aids in their digestion. They are sometimes referred to as “living foods” because, essentially, the sprouting brings them back to life again.
You will need:
1 cup sprouted garbanzo beans(directions below)
2 tsp. salt
3-4 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup tahini
4-6 Tbs. lemon juice
4-6 Tbs. olive oil
Sprouted garbanzo beans:
Soak 1 cup of dried garbanzo beans in water overnight.
Strain the garbanzo beans in a colander and place on top of a bowl with a plate over top. Rinse with water 2-3 times a day until the beans grow a tiny little tail, about two days.
Put the sprouted garbanzo beans in a pot with water covering them. Cook on high until boiling. Boil for five minutes. Take off of heat and strain and rinse through a colander.
In a food processor, puree garbanzo beans and all other ingredients, adding a little water as needed.