Hummus with corn chips. Hummus with baby carrots. Hummus with bell pepper slices. Hummus with deli turkey. Hummus on a burger.
There’s a lot of things you can dip into hummus, believe me.
Unfortunately, hummus is on the no fly-list in the paleo world (beans=no bueno ).
And as a former hummus addict, I’ve been missing that creamy, velvety dip for years.
So finally, FINALLY, I’ve come up with a way to enjoy my beloved hummus again without the digestive repercussions…
Are you ready for this one? Are you sure? It’s kinda out there…
Gosh, that pale little pal can do it all!
From cream sauces to mashed potatoes and now hummus, it sure is a varied lil veggie.
So with just a few basic ingredients, a blender, and roughly 120 seconds of your life, you can have your own paleo+vegan+whole 30 hummus for a few bucks.
Budget-friendly AND figure-friendly?!
According to the almighty paleo rulebook, thou shall not eat beans or legumes.
Why are such protein-packed, budget-friendly bundles of fiber banned from this way of eating?
Well, most of us out there don’t tolerate them very well. I won’t go too far into the Kool-Aide bowl right now with y’all, but it pretty much boils down to something going awry in the digestion process (thus the, erm, percussions). If you really really really want to read more about it, check out these links:
And for a while as I entered this paleo journey, that was tough for me to swallow, literally and figuratively.
From the pile of refried beans beside my fajitas to the black beans floating in my taco soup to kidney beans chilling out in my chili, I ate a lot of beans.
Including the cutie patootie chickpea, aka garbanzo bean, the main ingredient of hummus, which I ate nearly every day at lunch with a schmorgusbourge of raw veggies.
Needless to say, once I cut out all that bean/legume action, I experienced waaaaaay less bloating and, well, ya know, tootes.
And as I bounded onward with my gluten-free, beanless, and soon-to-be dairy-free (that was the last item I eliminated) lifestyle, I started to really miss hummus.
Sadly, I never did anything about it. I just turned to other nondairy, nonbeany dips for my raw veggies like guac, salsa, olive tapenade, and baba ganoush.
While those are all fine and dandy, it’s time to have hummus back in my life, thus this recipe was born.
Why the addition of the butternut?
Plus I had some already cooked up in my fridge that I borrowed from McNugget.
Y’all, how easy peasy paleo is this?
Piece of cake!
Serve it up with veggies, gluten-free crackers, or corn chips for a healthy snack, appetizer, or grab-and-go lunch side.
Healthy Happy Texan
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