The Perfect Hummus Substitute!
I’ve learned through a lot of rounds of Whole30 and ultimately finding my food freedom, what foods do and don’t work for me, and that legumes and I just don’t really get along. While knowing how certain foods affect you is SO EMPOWERING, it can also be kind of a bummer. Ok, a real bummer. For me, it wasn’t really the overall idea of not doing well with legumes that bothered me, but more so that it meant that hummus wasn’t really my friend, and I LOVE hummus. I love it on fresh veggies, I love it smeared into a wrap, and I love it on pita chips. There are so many different flavors out there that it’s such a versatile addition to a spread for a party, game day, baby/bridal shower, etc.
So I set out trying to recreate a substitute that I loved just as much as real hummus. That journey was not easy, and there’s a lot of hummus substitute variations right now. Mostly in the form of cauliflower hummus, and I just couldn’t really get on board with that! So I decided to try cashews, and mix in one of my favorite flavors…..Roasted red peppers. The outcome was totally delightful! I had finally done it! And I couldn’t wait to share it.
Let’s whip up a batch together!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Cup chopped fire roasted red peppers
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1/2 Lime, juiced
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 Cup roasted and salted cashews
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until it becomes almost a smooth consistency (You’ll stop when it reaches a hummus consistency. So take your time and check it partway through the first few times you make it until you get the hang of it!
- Place in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving.
Want to know the real reason I love this SO MUCH?!
Look at the ingredient list…..so simple right? One of my favorite parts of creating and building new healthy habits, is that I learned that delicious doesn’t have to mean TONS of ingredients! My tastebuds have adjusted back to where they should be and real, simple food, tastes so good to me now! It’s honestly one of the ideas that runs through almost all of my recipes. I like to keep things simple, easy, and still delicious! Take a look around my Other recipes and see for yourself!
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Whole30 Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Dip
This Whole30 compliant dip is great with fresh raw veggies, or can be smeared into your lettuce wrap “sandwich.” It’s full of flavor and the texture is perfect!
- 1 Cup Fire Roasted Red Pepper (Chopped)
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 Lime Juiced
- 3/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 Cup Roasted and Salted Cashews
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until almost completely smooth (The finished product will have a consistency much like hummus)
Refrigerate for 4-6 hours before Serving. Great served with raw veggies or spread into a lettuce wrapped “sandwich.”