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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Boho Hobos RV-egan: Hummus Recipe

I officially ran out of store brand hummus and had all the ingredients to make my own.
I substituted fresh parsley with fresh basil though…since my parsley hasn’t grown enough to actually be able to harvest yet. I couldn’t tell the difference taste-wise.
I use Pink Himalayan salt instead of sea salt. Supposedly, pink salt is hydrating instead of dehydrating. I don’t know how…I thought salt was salt.
Then I added the paprika, olive oil, water and mixed it all up.
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After all the ingredients were blended together, I added the 15oz can of garbanzo beans…that wasn’t enough, so I added a second can. In the future, I’m going to cook my beans instead of using canned ones. I don’t like my food to be canned or frozen…the preservatives and the bpa-lined cans are not good for you.
After everything was blended into the beans, I gave it a taste. Here’s the thing…it definitely was no Sabra hummus. I think the 2nd can of beans gave it too much of a beany taste. So, I added more lemon juice, olive oil and water. It made it a bit runnier, like I wanted it to, but it still didn’t taste right. I will continue tweaking the recipe in the future. I think it needs a LOT more garlic and then it would be perfect.
Regardless, the hummus and Stacy’s pita chips complimented my vegan sandwich perfectly. It was a sandwich consisting of whole wheat bread, vegan rice cheese, Yves fake “bologna”, red pepper, green pepper, onion, spinach, tomato, mustard and hummus. It was delicious! I don’t always put fake cheese and fake meat on my sando’s…usually I just enjoy a good ol’ veggie sandwich, however, today I was in the mood for fake stuff.
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*As a quick side note: A little over a month ago, I told my Husband that I came up with a clever name to call my future RV/Vegan cookbook. “RVegan”. I wanted to start a sister blog called RVegan…but just before I did that, I thought it wise to check first to see if anyone else had the same clever name as I. As it turns out, I am not as original as I thought I was, lol! I found the blog: and I fell in love with it instantly!!! If anyone is interested in Vegan food, you should check it out…it’s now one of my most fave blogs. If I ever come up with another blog I think I’ll name it:  Do you think that’s too long? Maybe I should do instead? Input is appreciated. Thanks everyone!!!


  1. When I make hummus, I drain (but reserve) the liquid. Then as I blend it, if I think it needs more wetness I add a bit of the liquid back in a little at a time. And yeah, I kick up the garlic, too. SO GOOD!


    1. Thanks Bren.
      I will do that, but my problem was that it was way too runny, that's why I added the second can of beans, but then it was too beany tasting. I winged it and added more lemon juice and olive oil, and by the end of it all, it was "close" but still lacking. I'm pretty confident that if I put like an entire garlic bulb in, then it would be perfect. (We really like garlic here.)

  2. Really enjoy reading the blog and seeing the pictures. Truly appreciate your effort and skills. Love the recipe and the blog site with such great vegan recipes. Love, Aunt S.

  3. Thanks Aunt S! And look at you! I got your comment! ;) Yes, the website is absolutely amazing and a lot of inspiration to me now! I love you and feel free to comment as much as you want!


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