Slow cooker hummus and roasted veggies – Vegan recipe

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Hello darlings! 

I think in a past life I was a vampire. 

I can’t explain my aversion to garlic any other way. Lately, since I’ve decided to go vegetarian for a few weeks to try it on for size, I revisited the notion of adding garlic to some of my recipes. 

Lo and behold! My aversion is gone! I really like the spicy feeling and the taste and it doesn’t leave me bloated. 

One of the things I enjoy eating after my new found love for garlic is hummus. Last week I made slow cooker hummus with roasted veggies and it was delicious. 

Having a toddler and practicing attachment parenting doesn’t leave much room for lengthy and difficult recipes. Hummus is not an easy breeze but it can be made into a reasonable easy one if you use a slow cooker. 

It does take some programming but chickpeas can be stored in the refrigerator for some days so if you do one batch you can have hummus twice in a week. 

I found it easier to put the chickpeas in the slow cooker over night and then the next day I used half of them and the other half I store in the fridge. Then when we will have friends over the weekend I will have one less thing to do! 

If you have a food processor making hummus will be very easy once the chickpeas is cooked. You just add all the ingredients in the food processor and let it do it’s magic. 

If you are anything like me, and have the super unrealistic notion that a blender can do the same thing as a food processor, you might want to consider going with me to a group therapy!!! A blender does NOT work like a food processor! Hummus can NOT be made with a blender. I found out the hard way – having to get all the half-chopped, half puréed chickpeas - out of the blender. I ended up doing a fine job with my trusted Braun hand held food processor. If you are sane you can skip this step altogether! 

I then cut the carrots and zucchinis and put them in the oven (overhead grill) for 10 minutes. I sprinkled them with sea salt, garlic, paprika and oregano and they were excellent! 

Here is the recipe in a nutshell 

Ingredients and procedure: 

For the slow cooked chickpeas 

250g of organic chickpeas (uncooked) 
2lt of water 
Cook for 8hours or overnight on low. Drain water and store in the fridge for up to a week. 

For the hummus 

Half of the slow cooker chickpeas 
2 tablespoons of organic whole grain tahini 
2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (organic) 
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 
½ teaspoon of garlic powder 
¼ teaspoon of sea salt 

Combine all the materials in the food processor (or a large bowl if you are using an immersion rod) until they are purred. 

For the veggies 
3-4 medium sized organic carrots 
3-4 medium sized organic zucchinis 
Any other vegetable you like 
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 
¼ teaspoon of garlic powder 
¼ teaspoon of sea salt 
¼ teaspoon of paprika 
¼ teaspoon of oregano 

Line an oven sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl combine the olive oil with the spices. Cut the veggies in stripes and dip them in the olive oil – spices mix. Line them up in the cooking sheet and pour over the left over olive oil mix. Cook at 200oC in overhead grill for 10-15 minutes until tender. 

I literally lick the bowl every time I make it! I would love to hear what you thought of the recipe if you make it. If you share it on your instagram please tag me @akamatra or @akamatracraft on facebook. 

So tell me, do you like garlic or not? 

Lots of love

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  1. I never knew you could do that in the slow cooker! What a great idea and it sounds delicious!

  2. PERFECT! I did Veganuary and to be honest it has just stuck, which is a great thing! There are more and more great recipes out there too to experiment with, this is one of them! Thanks for adding to my collection! LOVE!

  3. You can do so many things with slow cookers these days. It is just amazing. I'm not a fan of hummus, but am happy that you found a recipe that you love and enjoy.

  4. This looks delicious, I am dying to try out this recipe. I love hummus, I eat it all the time but i had 0 clue you could make it in a slow cooker. I am so excited about this, thank you for sharing!

  5. haha That's funny, I never thought of somebody hating garlic as a vampire. hahaha Anyway, I do love hummus. I just never thought of eating it with vegetables like that. I usually have pita bread with it. Nice idea. Will try it, too. :)

  6. These dishes looks great. They make me want to vegetables with with a Hummus dip. I was not aware a slow cooker could be used with this

  7. This looks so tasty! I love hummus a lot though I've never tried to cook it myself. Probably, it is time to try! :)

  8. This looks really delicious and colorful. I should try this awesome recipe, looks really really tasty!

  9. This looks delicious. I love hummus. Cannot wait to give it a try!

  10. Healthy recipe indeed. Not really a fan of hummus. But will definitely try the veggie recipe. That's good that your toddler eat hummus.

  11. I just got a slow cooker and I am looking for loads of recipes to make using it. My daughter loves Hummus, so will certainly be making this.

  12. Well you definitely have me wanting an appetizer of hummus and roasted veggies right now. This looks too delicious. I do know food processors and blenders are very different. (I have both. I will have to try making this soon.)

  13. I love hummus it's so delicious! Slow cooker sounds tempting as well. roasted veggies sound like ultimate great option all the time

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  14. Hummus is such an easy recipe to make and I love how you can enjoy it with pretty much anything, from crackers to fresh veggies! I've never made one in a slow cooker before though. So I'm really interested to try this recipe.

  15. Ι love humus but I do not know how to cook it!!! Thank you for the recipe! And paprika on the vegetables??? amazing idea!

  16. I love hummus and your recipe is so good. Now all I need is a food processor.

  17. veggies and hummus us always a win-win situation for vegans or non-vegans. This recipe sounds delicious, perfect for a movie night with friends!

  18. This looks fantastic! I did not know you could slow cook hummus (I haven't used a slow-cooker in a while). I love how you have some oil and olives on top.

  19. I love garlic! Glad you found your way to it again =). The roasted veggies look mouth watering and makes so much sense to have chickpeas ready to go, providing a nutritious snack anytime. Thank you for inspiring me! xo Evelyn,

  20. Slow cooker hummus, now that is something you don't see everyday. And man you are right about the blender but I don't know why I refuse to buy a food processor lol. I like hummus but usually buy it prepackaged, I really need to try this homemade version, doesn't seem that hard

  21. I am a hummus ADDICT! I love this recipe and actually want to try at home with my family. We eat pretty healthy and always like to try new stuff!

  22. Omg can we say yum?!! I just love hummus! I will definitely be giving this recipe a try


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