I like to travel a lot and as a vegan I find it difficult to eat on the go. That’s why, before going on a long trip, I always make sure to make some hummus along the way. Usually restaurants don’t always offer vegan food, and the chances of finding one that is actually open are quite limited. That’s why I always have hummus in a cool bowl and carrots and crackers with it.
I usually make hummus in a blender the day before my trip. It doesn’t take me more than 5 minutes to do this when using the powerful. However, if you don’t have a blender, you can just make hummus in a regular food processor. Normal hummus that I do it, lightly flavored, because my daughter loves it. Then I use half to add more seasoning and mix again in the blender. The seasonings I add are usually spicy, so I have to garnish with small slices of jalapeño so my family can tell which one is “big”. Here’s how to make this delicious snack in a blender.
Structure: cooked chickpeas approx. 3 cups, a cup of chickpea broth for cooking, 5 peeled garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of tahini, 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of cumin, a teaspoon smoked paprika, half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chili powder, and salt to suit your personal taste.
To make this delicious vegan hummus, you need to put all of the above ingredients in a blender without salt. Make sure you add them in the order listed. Start mixing on low speed and gradually increase to high speed. If the mixture is too thick, add a little water. When the hummus is smooth, stop the blender and taste it. Now is the time to add some seasoning if you like. You should keep it in the refrigerator and consume it preferably after at least an hour to allow all the ingredients to combine their flavors. However, remember that you have to eat it within a week, because after that it will be useless and you might cause stomach pain.
As you can see, making vegan snacks is not that difficult. I usually cut off half of the main hummus I make and use the other half for my creativity. I am experimenting with different flavors and ingredients, and my family will be on a jury to judge my success. For a different flavor, try adding chives, red peppers, chipotle peppers, sundried tomatoes, fried garlic, caramelized onions, jalapenos, green or black olives, spinach, balsamic vinegar. , etc.
Hope my ideas have helped me, and I also hope that if you are a vegan you might consider having a hummus in a container that comes with you always so you can always have a bite to eat if you are hungry and that there are no vegan restaurants.