I recently found a most delicious hummus, Spicy Yellow Lentil Hummus with Sunflower Seeds and Apricots, by Eat Well Enjoy Life…. However, I was disappointed to see several added preservatives. I spend so much time reading labels and eating healthy that I couldn’t make an exception with my hummus, especially since there are plenty of other brands that are preservative free! So I decided to try and make my own version of this unique hummus!!!
I began with a basic chickpea hummus and use apricot preserves to sweeten it…. I was surprisingly pleased with my results!! It was spicy and sweet just like the store bought version!
3 cans of chickpeas (I cooked mine from dried chickpeas ~ 2 hrs to cook)
4 tbs tahini
4 garlic cloves
3 tbs lemon juice
8 tbs WFs apricot fruit spread
2 tbs roasted red bell pepper olive oil
¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 tbs crushed red pepper flakes
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp cumin
Water for desired consistency
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in your food processor EXCEPT the sunflower seeds.
Blend until smooth (2-3 minutes)
Then add the sunflower seeds and stir – leaving a chunky consistency.
Next time I might add some chopped dried apricots too…..
Enjoy with your favorite veges or pita bread!
Adults: 2 thumbs up!!!
Kids: too spicy!