Creamy broccoli hummus made with broccoli, white beans and cilantro. It is vegan, gluten-free, and can be made with or without added oil.
Whether you love broccoli or tolerate it, this broccoli hummus is a winner. Easy to make, and so convenient for lunches and snacking throughout the week, it’s a recipe to celebrate both deliciousness and good health in one fell swoop.
I fall in to the love broccoli camp, but my first attempt at this hummus was
a big miss yucky. I followed the path of my beet hummus, which has no beans at all, and made an all broccoli hummus.
Oh boy. Not good. Despite extensive blending and augmenting, it was gritty, weird, and not hummus. Back to the drawing board I went. This unctuous, verdant hummus is the result:
It’s scrumptious. Plus, it still has heaps of broccoli (3 chopped cups), which is what I wanted (I am all about easy and delicious ways for eating vegetables on the go). But I also added some beans, name cannellini beans, which are incredibly creamy; in other words just broccoli needs to turn velvety.
I steamed the broccoli until very tender, but still bright green. If cooked for too little time, the broccoli will be difficult to blend until creamy unless you have a high-speed blender. If the latter is the case, you can certainly steam the broccoli for less time, but if a standard food processor is your blending tool, go for super-tender
The remaining ingredients are true to most classic hummus recipes–tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, a smidge of cumin–with the exception of cilantro.
I love the bright, fresh flavor it adds, but if you are not a fan, simply leave it out or swap in some fresh parsley. Note, too, that I’ve kept the tahini and olive oil minimal, so if the hummus is a bit too thick during blending, I’ve instructed to add a bit of water to loosen the mixture. You can always add more tahini, lemon juice or olive oil instead, or dial up the amount of garlic or hummus–make it personal!
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