Most of you know that I was a vegan before, so you probably just assume I lived off of hummus + vegan protein bars. Well, you’re right. Man, I was a horrible vegan. Ugh.

Nowadays, I’m so much more in tune with my bod and I know that traditional hummus- the kind made with chickpeas- makes ya girl bloat. I know, it’s tragic. So I have to get a little creative and make my own- which I’m totally okay with because it’s cheaper and I know EXACTLY what’s going in it! Win Win!

So, a few days ago I had some raw cashews sitting around and I threw them into a jar with some filtered water to soak them. Keep in mind that I still had no clue what I wanted to do with them. Do I make cashew milk? Do I make a cashew “cheese?” Then, I saw my beloved jicama sitting in the fridge (I am SO obsessed with jicama!!) and I thought “HUMMUS!”

I threw some yummy stuff in my blender + out came this masterpiece. I hope you guys enjoy it just as much as we do (“we” as in AJ + me because he’s my snack buddy) 😉


Creamy Sage+Garlic Cashew Hummus

paleo/vegan/dairy-free/gluten-free/grain-free

Ingredients:

  • About 2 cups of raw cashews, soaked in filtered water for a few hours or overnight
  • 6 sage leaves
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 cloves of diced garlic (or 2 teaspoons)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Cayenne (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Soak the cashews for at least 3 hours or overnight in clean, filtered water. Drain the water and rinse the cashews, then put the cashews into a blender to food processor
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the cayenne and olive oil, and blend until combined
  3. With the blender on low, slowly start to add olive oil until you’ve reached your desired consistency
  4. If you’re serving right away, place in a bowl and sprinkle some cayenne on top for a little kick- we eat the hummus with jicama (duh) and celery! Or, you can keep it in the fridge, covered, for about a week!

Let me know if you guys add any other yummy things to the hummus+I’ll add in the variations! Enjoy!

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