The other day my husband and I were invited to a get together at some close friends of ours. Typically when we do this, everyone brings a dish to share. This time however, we were instructed to just bring ourselves. And being that I had little to no time to make anything, that was a huge relief.
Now, a “situation” that vegans sometimes experience, is that when food is involved, the options are a bit slim. I can usually round up enough food to put on my plate…fruits and veggies are plentiful in the crowd I hang out with, but trying to find food that will fill me up AND satisfy me can be challenging. Now, keep in mind…I AM NOT COMPLAINING. I do not expect others to cater to me. I usually do bring several dishes that offer sustenance and satisfy me. I find this is also a great way to introduce others to vegan food. And I must say, I enjoy the shock factor when people ask me for a recipe and discover some of the ingredients I used.
In hindsight, I wish I would have whipped up a batch of hummus to bring along. It’s quick and easy, and it definitely satisfies!
1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/3 c. tahini
3 cloves garlic (skins OFF)
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c. water
1 t. salt
1/3 c. nutritional yeast
optional: buffalo sauce or olive oil and paprika
Drain chickpeas and rinse. Put in food processor with tahini, lemon juice and garlic cloves. Process while adding water to keep it from turning into a big ball. Scrape down sides as necessary. Add salt and nutritional yeast. Process until blended. Taste. Adjust if necessary.
My oldest loves to drizzle olive oil and paprika on her hummus. My husband loves to douse his with buffalo sauce. I like mine on a spoon. Or on my finger if I’m really in a hurry.
Serve with veggies, pita bread or pretzels. I will also put hummus on salads, or on a wrap with roasted veggies. Delicious!