We have been offering our Turmeric Hummus here at Retreat Kitchen since we opened, however the process has evolved to make it what it is today!
We begin with raw organic garbanzo beans that we soak in filtered water overnight or for at least 6 hours. Soaking the beans helps increase the digestibility by breaking down the enzyme inhibitors in the beans - the same goes for nuts, seeds, and all legumes!
After the beans have soaked and "plumped" to nearly triple in size, we boil them in water with sea salt until cooked and tender.
Next we flavor and roast the chickpeas. The cooked bean is tossed in olive oil, sea salt, turmeric powder, and black pepper, and then roasted in the oven for around 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
NOW, they are ready to process into our scrumptious, flavorful hummus. In our Vita-mix high speed blender, we combine the roast chickpeas with olive oil, tahini, lemon, garlic, a little more turmeric, sea salt, and cumin. VOILA!
Our roasted turmeric hummus may be enjoyed along side our home made sesame crackers, with some fresh veggies, or smeared onto a tasty sandwhich! It packs the punch for a high protein, and fibre snack, and has all those great anti-inflammatory benefits from the medicinal properties in turmeric.
TRY it out at Retreat Kitchen as a shared platter, or if you're on the go, check out our quick grab and go option for a healthy snack on the road!