You know how much I love Greek food…or anything resembling Greek food…and dips…and cleaning out my fridge or pantry or random items to create aforementioned Greek food or dip. When I buy premade hummus I always go for Tribe brand as it seems to be the least processed and most authentic tasting. But after making this recipe, there is no turning back. When making hummus homemade, you can control the texture, spice, saltiness, and add the exact blend of mix-ins to make it perfect. I also noticed the pungent kick of raw garlic flavor you get in most hummus. Replacing that with roasted garlic adds that great flavor, but you don’t face the raw taste repeating on you every time you go to speak for the rest of the day!
This recipe is naturally high in protein, low in carbs, gluten free and vegan. Next time I make this I think I will add some feta on top…because cheese, obviously, thus making it vegetarian. Hello Meatless Monday! I served mine with raw veggie sticks for added skinniness but I would use this as I would hummus from the store – on anything that dips and as a sandwich spread. That is, if there was any left to do this…
Make this recipe with that random half a cucumber in your fridge that is still good but you don’t feel like eating another salad. Those couple sprigs of dill that didn’t make it into your frittata? Add those in too. I always have a can of organic chickpeas in my pantry and olive oil is a staple right next to my stove. Good for you, delicious, AND ready to go in minutes with pantry & fridge staples? You’re welcome.
I can’t take responsibility for this heavenly concoction. I found the recipe from Vegan Family Recipes through Pinterest. The only change I really made was replacing the garlic with roasted garlic. In previous posts I mentioned my love for the roasted garlic from the olive bar at the grocery store. I ALWAYS have this on hand as it helps to take the raw garlic bite away. Other than that, I followed the recipe’s directions. Next time, I plan on finely chopping some kalamata olives and feta to add to the top.
Here is the original recipe from Vegan Family Recipes: Cucumber Hummus