Who knew that mashed up chickpeas could taste so good. Hummus is one of my favorite dips and I am so happy that hummus is candida diet friendly. It took me quite a while to attempt making hummus at home. My local Greek Restaurant makes the best hummus that I have ever tasted, so I was use to just picking up my hummus and going about my business. However, in a continued effort to get to know what I am actually eating I decided to attempt my own hummus. The following is the recipe that I used for my first attempt at hummus. I had never even heard of tahini before I came across this recipe and had to Google it in order to see what I would be looking for in the store. Pretty sad right, I had been eating tahini for at least a year or two and didn’t even know what it was. Well now I know and executing this recipe was truly a learning experience. My yeast free hummus came out pretty good but it was chunkier than what I was use to but maybe I just need a better blender. I used canned chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans for this recipe. Be sure to read labels carefully when choosing your chickpeas so that you don’t accidentally buy something with ingredients prohibited on the candida diet. I am looking forward to pairing this dip with some yeast free brown rice crackers, tortilla chips and/or vegetables. I hope that you enjoy this yeast free hummus.
I can never get my hummus smooth and creamy and it is irritating. The am just never able to puree the beans without un-appetizing chunks being leftover. My absolute favorite hummus comes from George’s Cafe and Grill in Ridgefield Park NJ. This is the best hummus I have ever tasted and it makes it hard to choke down my mediocre attempts at this wonderful dip. Generally speaking most hummus recipes are made with candida diet friendly ingredients. The varieties of hummus in the store are not candida diet friendly because they contain citric acid to preserve freshness.
I recently bought Bob’s Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour (Chickpea Flour) to make a Gluten/Yeast Free Pizza crust and noticed a recipe for hummus on the back of the bag. This recipe inspired me to take another stab at making my own hummus again. I was hoping that since I was using flour instead of trying to puree the actual chickpeas that this may help my consistency problem. I did omit the Tabasco sauce one because I didn’t have any and two because I don’t think that Tabasco sauce is a candida diet friendly ingredient. The result was really tasty. This hummus is still not George’s but it is candida diet friendly hummus that even my kids like. It also came out smooth and creamy just the way I like it.
Specific Ingredients That I Used in Yeast Free Hummus
Nature’s Promise Organic Gabanzo Beans
Diamond Crystal Fine Sea Salt
- 1 can garbanzo beans (15.5 ounce can)
- ¼ cup garbanzo (chickpeas) beans juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Drain chickpeas reserving ¼ cup of the liquid
- Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth and creamy