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Garlic Beet Hummus with Chickpea Vegan Chicharrones

Garlic Beet Hummus with Chickpea Vegan Pork Rinds 

This bright and garlicky dip is full of flavor and will be a colorful add to your next gathering. Pair with the air fried easy to make chips (see below), traditional pita or pita chips or veggies!

Serving Size: Approx  6        Prep Time:   5 minutes         Cook Time:  5  minutes 

💚VEGAN    💚GLUTEN FREE     💚MILK FREE  

 

Ingredients for Garlic Beet Hummus

  • 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans (save juice - see tips below)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 (8.8 oz) package of Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets
  • 3-4 TB Tahini
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning, to taste
  • Juice of 1 large lemon 
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 TB Vegetable broth or Olive oil, as needed
  • Cilantro (garnish/option)

Instructions

  1. In high powered blender, combine all ingredients except for last ingredient.
  2. Depending on desired consistency, add vegetable broth or olive as needed.
  3. Top with extra TJ everyday seasoning (or desired seasonings) and cilantro (optional). 
  4. Serve with seasoned vegan "chicharrones" (recipe below), pita or veggies. Refrigerate and consume within 5 days.

Let's make the Puppodums (also called Pappad Pappadums)!

Traditional Indian Puppodums Pappad Pappadums

What are Puppodums?  These super thin, wafer-like light rounds are made from a traditional recipe originating in India. Often Puppodums are dipped in oil and fried, serving as a side dish or just a satisfying snack. Indian restaurants might serve these as an appetizer with chutney to dip. They are naturally gluten free but not all are made vegan, which is why should ask or read labels you aren't sure. What I love most about these is they have fiber, protein and are low in calorie - perfect if you want a lot of crunch with your meal!

 

Ingredients for Vegan Chicharrones (Vegan "pork" rinds):

  • 1 package (4 oz) round Plain Puppodums, sliced or broken in pieces. Sharwood's is vegan, but double check if you go with a different brand
  • Trader Joe's Everyday season (or seasonings of choice)
  • 1/4 cup veggie broth or Olive Oil 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven/air fryer at 400 degrees 
  2. Combine veggie broth and seasonings in a shallow bowl
  3. Dip puppodums in veggie broth to attain a thin layer of coating. You can also brush olive oil or even use a spray. Do not soak too much or puppodums might be chewier and not as crisp.
  4. Top with seasonings, flipping to ensure seasonings adhere on both sides
  5. Bake/Air fry for 2-3 minutes. These cook quickly so be sure to keep an eye on these! See tips below  for alternative cooking method.

Tips

- I use a Vitamix Blender but Nutribullet also works just as well. 

- Cooking time doesn't included roasting beets. I don't cook with raw beets too often, and prefer to use Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets that are ready to eat. 

- You can add TB of Olive Oil to hummus, but prefer this recipe oil free. 

- Alternative cooking method for puppodums: if you have no access to an air fryer or oven, you can also microwave a sliced batch on high for 30 seconds. Be sure to spread apart for even cooking.

 

 

Recipe is inspired by the Roasted Beet Hummus dish by The Minimalist Baker