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Everybody knows the traditional hummus made from chickpeas, but what about a quinoa hummus?. For something, a bit different that is sure to be hit with everyone is Quinoa Hummus. It has a fresh and slightly spicy flavor that is sure to get your taste buddies tingling. Quinoa Hummus is a lighter textured alternative to regular hummus. Enjoy it as a dip, over barbequed foods or as a spread on a healthy wrap. Make it and take it to your next shindig, you’re sure to be the talk of the party.

Quinoa Hummus

Servings 24 spoonfuls
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Equipment

  • Heavy Sauce Pan
  • Food Processor

Ingredients

Dip

Garnish

Instructions

  • Cook the tri-color quinoa. Add to a saucepan with vegetable stock at a ration of 1 part quinao to 1 1/2 parts stock.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced and line a tray with baking paper. Evenly spread the pine nuts and pepitas on baking try toast for 5-10 minutes or until the pine nuts are golden in color.
  • Allow nuts to cool slightly and then place the quinoa, pine nuts, and pepitas into the bowl of the food processor and process until they are just combined and blended.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except those to be used for garnish) to the bowl of the food processor and continue to blend. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add a maximum ¼ cup of filtered water extra if feel necessary consistency is not being achieved and blend for approximately 30 more seconds. It is important that you do not over blend the hummus as a gummy texture will result.
  • To serve transfer hummus to a serving bowl and drizzle olive oil and sprinkle paprika. The hummus can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to a week.
Calories: 51kcal
Course: Starters and Side Dishes

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Kilojoules: 213kJ

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