19 May 2014

Rocket Hummus - National Vegetarian Week

Arugula Hummus 

It's National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate the event I'll be posting recipes every day and highlighting one of my favourite veggie recipes.

National Vegetarian Week was set up by The Vegetarian Society and runs for a week each May. It's a time for people to try out a vegetarian diet and a chance for businesses, community groups and educational establishments to show what they do.


There are hundreds of events planned across the country and many brands and restaurants will be offering some great veggie deals.

I'm starting with a simple recipe. Rocket (Arugula) Hummus.

Rocket Hummus for National Vegetarian Week


I really enjoy hummus and we eat a lot more of it since Graham became vegan. It's a great substitute for cheese in sandwiches and wraps. I usually make quite a plain hummus with lemon and coriander, but sometimes I like to change up the flavours. 

The rocket really changes the tone of the hummus and we loved it, even my rocket hating husband, who screwed up his face when I told him why it was green. Cooper, well I still can't get him to try hummus. He insists he doesn't like it. *sigh*


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Rocket Hummus
A lush green hummus with the peppery green flavour of rocket. A healthy dip that's great spread on wraps.
Ingredients
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • a generous handful rocket (arugula) leaves
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • a good grinding of black pepper
Instructions
1. Reserve a few chickpeas to top the hummus with.2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it's the right texture for you3. Add extra olive oil if you need to. 4. Taste to check the seasoning and adjust to suit your taste.5. Enjoy!
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Yield: 1 bowl of hummus


Veggie Recipe of the Day 


from Kalyn's Kitchen

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You can follow and join in with National Vegetarian Week by using the hashtag #veggieweek.

Check out my post over at Baby Centre - Bringing up a vegetarian child and follow my favourite veggie recipes on Pinterest.



See you for more veggie adventures tomorrow.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring my Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan. We loved that one here.

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  2. I adore hummus and learnt how to make it when I was in Egypt at the tender age of 17. It was a complete novelty over here then, so I was well ahead of the game. Love your addition of rocket. Hooray for National Vegetarian Week - guess I ought to post something savoury to mark the occasion.

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    1. I had never even heard of it when I was 17. You were well ahead of the game indeed.

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  3. I love adding things to hummus, even though I love it by itself too, but have never tried it with Rocket, sounds great and a lovely colour! Thanks! Happy Veggie Week!

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    1. It is versatile and so healthy. Happy Veggie Week x

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  4. That looks delish Jac! Can't wait to see what other goodies you come up with this week :)
    Janie x

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    1. Thanks Jane, I'll be using the hummus in a dish tomorrow.

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  5. We all love hummus here! Never thought of putting rocket in it will have to give that a try especially as we have loads growing in the garden! I do much prefer to make it using dried beans rather than tinned which I know takes longer but it tastes better, to me anyway ;)

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    1. No, you are right about using dried beans, I am just never organised enough for that. The ones I use are from the Indian section in Tesco and they are big, buttery and gorgeous unlike their own brand which are like bullets.

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  6. We're growing rocket this year, I will give your dip a whirl.

    Jean x

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    1. This recipe came at just the right moment for you then Jean :)

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  7. Gorgeous recipes - we're trying the veggie thing this week. Have written about it too and linked to you - will be keeping up with your lovely recipe ideas to keep things interesting!

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    1. Oh good, I'll pop over and have a look. Thanks for linking to me Ren :)

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  8. I have some peppery mustard greens that would also work well. Off I go into the kitchen:D

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  9. I love vegetarian food and this week is a chance to get making some of your tasty recipes to celebrate vegetables and just how versatile and brilliant they are. This hummus recipe is one I know I will make over and over again. Love peppery rocket so much!

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    1. Enjoy the challenge Laura ad yes you are like me, I love rocket too.

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  10. This is not the usual dish that I would eat, but man those photos make it look so scrumptious!

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  11. What beautiful photos of your recipe Jac - i'll have to give this a try.

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  12. I have to confess to making hummus on a rather too often a basis but being a bit of a boring traditionalist. I really should experiment with different ingredients and spices and your rocket version looks bang on. I'm lucky that both kids have always liked it, since they were teeny weaning babies, always a great way to get lots of good stuff in their tums.

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    1. Great they like it. I have tried continually to get Cooper to try it, but he keeps up with the "I don't like it!". Unfortunately for him I am stubborn and will keep producing it :)

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  13. Gorgeous recipes Jac, that hummus looks so moist and creamy, yum x

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  14. Great recipe, something between rocket pesto and hummus.... love it! :)

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