Day 51. Time for a dip!

hummus 2

I don’t mean to harp on about it, but the weather! How good is it? Perfect weather for an easy meal of dips and bread, eaten whilst sitting outside.

Speaking of dips, I have been wanting to try making hummus from sprouted chickpeas, rather than cooked ones, for ages. I wasn’t entirely convinced it would taste that good, but it was delicious!

So, how do you sprout chickpeas? It’s easy! Just buy the dried chickpeas and place them in a large bowl and fill with water. Soak for 8 -12 hours, making sure the chickpeas are covered in water. Rinse and drain thoroughly. I put my chickpeas in a colander over a bowl so they drain well while they are sprouting. Leave the chickpeas at room temperature and rinse and drain once every 8 – 12 hours for two days.

It is really important to keep rinsing regularly to avoid them turning nasty, and rinse again before you blend them.

These chick peas have been sprouting for a few days… How cool are their little tails?chick peas

I added lots of tahini and spices…chick peas 2

I served the hummus with sprouted buckwheat bread (the bread recipe is from Day 21), sun-dried tomatoes, olives and mashed avocado – yum!hummus dip

Raw Hummus

Recipe from:

  • 2 cups sprouted chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • juice of 2 medium lemons
  • 1/4 cup purified water
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds or powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt

Blend ingredients in food processor until smooth. Eat with sprouted bread or crackers and sun-dried tomatoes, olives and mashed avocado – yum!


About msrawmojo

Writer, Chakradance facilitatrice, bibliophile, lover of art, music and nature. Believer in the fundamental goodness of humanity. Member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids and currently undertaking studies in Contemporary Shamanism and reiki.

One response to “Day 51. Time for a dip!

  1. Thank you MsRawMojo. You have answered some questions I had. I’m getting on to this x

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