Vegan MoFo Day 16: Roasted Parsnip Hummus


I’m a little Thanksgivinged out.  But maybe that’s just because I’ve worked close to 40 hours in the past 4 days in order to get everything prepped for Thanksgiving week at work.  Then I premade almost an entire Thanksgiving dinner for 8 to take to Pittsburgh with me.  I’m just done with the holiday.  And feeling done with food.

But hummus always makes everything better–especially when it smacks of lovely sweet, roasted, delicious parsnips.  Easy to make, easy on the taste buds, this hummus would make the perfect pre-Thanksgiving snack.  Or snack for any occasion, like road trips!  Hopefully I’ll get some sleep in the next few days and feel a little more rejuvenated and up for posting.  Until then, parsnips!

Posts of MoFos Past:

October 2009:Pan Roasted Hen of the Woods Mushrooms with Maple Pumpkin Polenta and Tatsoi “Spoon” Mustard Greens
October 2008: Okra Bowl, Vegan Walking II, Vegan Paper Writing

Roasted Parsnip Hummus

1/2 c dried chickpeas
3-4 medium parsnips
1/4 c tahini
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
water

12 hours prior to making hummus, soak chickpeas in water.

After soaking beans, transfer beans to a pot and bring to a boil in fresh water. Lower boil to a simmer, cook for 1 hour, until soft.

Meanwhile, peel and chop parsnips into equal pieces. Coat in olive oil and bake for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until soft. Remove from oven and set aside.

In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until smooth. Add water until desired texture is achieved.

Comments
6 Responses to “Vegan MoFo Day 16: Roasted Parsnip Hummus”
  1. This hummus sounds great. I’ve made sweet potato hummus and loved it, so I’m sure I’d feel the same about this parsnip variation. I’ll have to try this soon

  2. Mandee says:

    I’d never, ever think to add parsnips to hummus, you clever gal! Thanks for the recipe ;)

  3. jessy says:

    i’d be all cooked out too, Jes! eek! that’s a TON of time spent in the kitchen – i’m impressed you still had time for hummus awesomenesses. roasted parsnip hummus?! hellz yeah! i can get down with that, fo ‘sho.

  4. Wow! Very cool idea! Take a day off!

  5. Noelle says:

    I Have a parsnip staring at me so now I know what I am going to do with it. Thanks a bunch. I like knowing different ways to make hummus!

  6. Ricki says:

    Fabulous idea. . . I bet this tastes spectacular.

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