Sprouted Bean Hummus Recipe

I love, love, love hummus!

I used to eat it on crackers, tortillas, and pita bread all the time. Of course, being gluten free means that I don’t eat those things as much anymore. Sure, there are gluten free versions, but I have found it’s easier to give those items up completely for now.

I just eat a small bowl of it with a spoon now, and it’s just as wonderful as always. I make it much healthier by sprouting the garbanzo beans first, to make them a “living food”. Here’s how I do it…

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Begin by adding approximately 3 cups of dried beans to a sprouting jar.

You want to make sure to leave enough room for the beans to expand. Soak them overnight. After 12-18 hours, the beans will have expanded to fill the jar like this:
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Drain the beans, rinse and drain again.

Set the jar at an angle to completely drain the water from the jar. This could take about 10 minutes, but I leave it at an angle for up to 30 minutes. Lay the jar on it’s side to allow the beans to begin to sprout. Repeat this process 2 times a day for 2-3 days, until you see “tails” on the beans.
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Rinse the beans a final time.

Then, place the beans in a pot large enough to cover with at least 6 inches of water over the beans. Gently simmer the beans for an hour, until tender. Drain completely. In a blender, add 3 cloves garlic, 2 cups of the cooked beans, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tsp salt. 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp lemon juice.
Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Sprouted Bean Hummus

Recipe Type: condiments, side dishes
Author: The Homesteading Hippy
Delicious and healthy way to get your snack on!
  • 2 cups sprouted garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • paprika (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with a bit of paprika, if desired.

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