Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Root Veggie Hummus

I keep meaning to let you know that I finally wrote an About Me page!  Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.  My recipe index has also been updated, including the more recent recipes I've created and links to others I've tried and enjoyed.

Ok, on to today's recipe, which happened to be born from a kitchen goof.  I was steaming some butternut squash and parsnip while doing a few other things (what's new?), and let them cook too long, to the point of mushy.  No longer good for their original purpose, I came up with this root veggie hummus. 



Root Veggie Hummus
Recipe by Shannon

2c cubed (peeled) butternut squash
1c cubed (peeled) parsnip
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (peel them if you want a really smooth texture)
1/4t kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2t cumin
1/4t freshly grated nutmeg
dash cayenne
1-2T liquid (cream, coconut milk or extra virgin olive oil)

Steam butternut squash and parsnip cubes until they are soft and have lost integrity, or they fall apart when you test them with a fork.  Combine cooked squash and parsnips with remaining ingredients (except liquid) in food processor or blender and process, adding liquid until hummus is smooth and has reached desired consistency.





This dip was good as a traditional hummus, with crudite or tortilla chips (although I'd advise against Red Hot Blues).   It also worked extremely well as an omelet filling, and I'd imagine it'd make some killer ravioli.   Hmm, hummus ravioli...  that sounds awesome.









I did something else a little crazy with this hummus, but you'll have to wait for that to show up in a later post ;)

19 comments:

brandi said...

I love the color of this hummus!

Lauren said...

The hummus sounds great... and look at that gorgeous color! I'm excited to read what you did with it - hummus ravioli is indeed intriguing.

Megan said...

Ooh. I am tempted by that ravioli idea.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I am loving all of your great dips on here lately!

Elizabeth said...

Now this is original. It's not often that I see something on a blog that's truly inventive and that I haven't seem before. This is. I definitely want to try it. I'm not a huge fan of typical hummus flavors, like sundried tomato, green olive and red pepper, so I'm very curious to try this one.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

This is such a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!

Reeni said...

You should have more kitchen goofs! This is amazing! Love the idea of ravioli.

Joanne said...

Hummus. Ravioli. You're killing me.

Candace said...

What a great idea?! I will have to give this a try. I would be this would make incredible ravioli.

We Are Not Martha said...

I love hummus anyway, but I have a feeling this would be ten times better than the original. And prettier too! Ravioli would be a fantastic idea :)

Sues

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

What a fun twist to a traditional hummus. I think it would definitely be awesome in ravioli. Maybe I'll bust out my pasta maker this weekend :)

Natalie said...

oh my gosh, I'm tempted to purposely turn my root veggies to mush so I can make this! :)

Erin said...

Way to turn a mushy veg into something GLORIOUS!
About time you made an About Me page SHannon :) I love it!

Erica said...

I love when kitchen accidents turn into brilliant concepts! This looks so good! <3 parsnips

Jess said...

Oooh that sounds good! So does the black bean dip, which I might make this weekend.

5 Star Foodie said...

Love the parsnips and butternut squash in this hummus, super delicious and creative! Can't wait to see what else you did with it!

Cara said...

I can see that you peeled - love the smooth creamy texture! And great idea to use coconut milk as the liquid, I've never thought of that.

Kerstin said...

Nice save - sounds so tasty! I like the omelet idea too and can't wait to see your "crazy" idea :)

And, love your new about page - great pics!

Christina said...

I like adding butternut squash to different foods, and adding some to hummus is a great idea! The color is so rich and pretty looking.

I've been meaning to get on that recipe index thing, too. I should start a to-do list for my blog!

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