5 August 2013

Mixed Bean Sprouts Hummus




A recipe for one very easy, very tasty quick lunch. 
These mixed bean sprouts are full of good vitamins and a lot of iron- essential for forming red blood cells.
There can be a bit of a myth about hummus- good for you? bad for you? Well this hummus is made with these delicious healthy bean sprouts that we should all use more often in our cooking! 
And the olive oil is full of the good fats- which are heart healthy and promote lower cholesterol. 
This hummus makes a perfect appetiser or light lunch served with some crunchy veg and toasted pitta bread or seeded crackers. 

Ingredients:

One punnet of mixed bean sprouts, roughly 230g (I used adzuki, mung bean, chickpea and green and brown lentils)
2 cloves of garlic
Couple of good glugs of olive oil
2 big tsp tahini paste
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
Small sprig of parsley
Sprinkle of sumac 




Wash the bean sprouts thoroughly and tip into a blender along with the olive oil, tahini, garlic and lemon. Blend well until it forms a thick paste. 



Season well with salt and pepper and decant into a serving bowl. 


Top with some fresh parsley and a sprinkling of sumac. 
Then dip in!
Serve with fresh vegetable crudités, warm pitta bread or some homemade vegetable crisps!



adapted from :  http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/recipes/beansprouts

16 comments:

  1. oh yum! I'd never even considered making hummous out of bean sprouts but sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks Johanna- neither had I until I ordered them but its really yummy! xxx

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  2. Bean sprouts hummus sounds like such a yummy dip! I need to try this!

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  3. I love this idea of adding healthy bean sprouts into hummus! Like an added boost of nutrition. It would have never occurred to me! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and ps- I love the sprinkling of sumac on top... YUM!

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    1. glad you like it!- ah i love using sumac- its such a great spice xxx

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  4. What a great idea! I love the idea of making hummus out of bean sprouts.
    It's such an addictive food and so mega healthy that you don't feel guilty about digging in :)
    x x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

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    1. mmmm yes so good for an afternoon snack! xxx

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  5. I love hummus and haven't try it with bean sprouts yet. Great idea and so healthful! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. thanks Amy- yes its great as something you can snack on without feeling guilty!! xxx

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  6. This looks so good. I made hummus & a few other dips a couple of weeks ago for a friend's shindig, and its surprising how quick and easy it isxx

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    1. thanks- oh that sounds lovely what other ones did you make? yes, I should make it more often as I often forget how easy it is! xxx

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  7. This looks so good! Might have to try it out for myself.
    I'd love you to have a peek at my blog!
    http://splashofsilk.blogspot.co.uk
    X

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  8. I love experimenting with different flavors of hummus - this sounds delicious! I snack on hummus all. the. time.

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  9. This looks so yummy! I'll have to try this one out :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    xx
    Camilla
    kapteinmoe.blogspot.no

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x