Wisdom teeth, ugh. But hummus, YAS!
I thought I was going to escape this dreaded surgery but alas it was not so. My last trip to the dentist they should be I should have them out as soon as possible…blah! Well I went ahead and did it and here we are, 2 teeth less wise. Cue pureed foods.
First stop was a green smoothie. Thank you husband for the help!! I did my usual (spinach // almond milk // banana // almond butter // cinnamon) and added avocado. I knew I wouldn’t be able to have much else for the day so I tried to make it as filling as possible!
Then Netflix. Then, SOUP! This Thai pumpkin soup took all of 5 minutes to get together and was a warm welcome to get started. I put the mini recipe on my Insta. High level summary: delicious, easy, one pot, and potentially no actual measuring required. Win.
Okay, back to the hummus! We had pumpkin and chickpeas in the pantry so I knew something hummus-y would happen sooner rather than later. And of course I’m always trying to sneak more turmeric into meals, so cue ideas of Indian spiced hummus. I started with chickpeas:
Added all the spices, ginger, tahini + olive oil:
And then pureed in the Ninja!! This is a pretty simple recipe; you could add cilantro, tomato, and/or sesame seeds on top – I kept it simple so nothing would bother my teeth. I did end up adding a few tablespoons of water to make it a bit smoother. You could do this, or more olive oil for a bit of a richer taste.
This will definitely keep for a few days in the fridge so make ahead for a quick and healthy snack for the week. It makes a lot more than a container of store bought hummus!!
- 1 14 ounce can chickpeas, or 1¾ cups chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons tahini
- 1 Tablespoon lemon (lime works too)
- 1 inch peeled fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Salt, to taste
- Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste.
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and combine until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides as needed.
- If the hummus is a little chunky (may depend on your blender), add a little water or more olive oil to thin it out. I ended up about about 3 Tablespoons of water.
- Garnish with more turmeric, red pepper flakes and then erve with veggies, pita, naan, or slather on an avocado toast!