Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TwoFaced Tuesday Cont'd: Heart of Palm Hummus (or Faux-mmus)

There are two things I'm out of my mind obsessed with right now: HBO's Girls (and subsequently everything about Lena Dunhum) and this hummus made out of heart of palm.
I told you last week that I was damn near convinced heart of palm would make a tremendous substitute for chickpeas in a hummus recipe. In my ongoing research for the chapter "Bitches Love Dip" in the inevitable Paleo cookbook that Jenna and I will produce (hello, publishers!!!), it was just a matter of time before I actually got after this endeavor. 
When you first explain Paleo to someone, in particular the part where you can't eat beans, which consequently means hummus, which is basically its own food group for most girls, a typical reaction goes something like this:

"Okay, what the hell is WRONG with beans??? They're good for you!! And omfg, I will NOT give up hummus. You're a TFI." (Editor's note: TFI = Total Fucking Idiot. I'm trying to make this happen. Help a sista out.)
The truth is, I STILL don't know why beans aren't paleo, I just know that they aren't. But what the eff ever! You don't even need them anymore, because heart of palm does exactly what I thought it would and purees down into the very same creamy texture a chickpea does.
And regardless of whether you're into Paleo, heart of palm has 2/3 less calories than chickpeas. Eh?? Ehhhh???
I mean, if there's one thing girls universally care about, it's cutting calories. I mean, just ask Lena Dunham.

Heart of Palm Hummus (or Faux-mmus)
Makes about 1.5 cups

  • 1 14 oz. can heart of palm, drained
  • 3 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2-4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
Put all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until desired consistency is reached. Add more olive oil if hummus seems to thick. Serve with carrots, sliced cucumber, or pork rinds.


whitney said...

this is going in my cooler this weekend.

if i forget...i'm a TFI.

Jenny said...

you're brilliant. you probably already know that though. cant wait to make this!

Jenna | The Eighty Twenty said...

making this tonight. you're a TFG = total fucking genius!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You can't eat hummus?!! Well paleo just became a non-possibility for me, I think I eat hummus for dinner twice a week, which probably makes me a TFI?


Hannah said...

So down to make TFI happen. But really, the beans part confuses me. But I'm not upset about it because I like hearts of palm 298479372973 better than any bean ever. So thanks.

Katie said...

When you first mentioned the possibility of crafting a Paleo hummus out of Hearts of Palm I was pretty psyched since I've made Paleo roasted red pepper hummus every Saturday for the past two weeks and it's been my dinner :) Never had Hearts of Palm but I'm SO trying this! I agree with the above commenters -- you're a genius! And I so hope you're serious about that book!

Unknown said...

I'll have to give this a try. I'm always looking for new Paleo or Primal recipes. In fact, I've been preparing recipes out of Nikki Young’s Paleo cookbooks and they have been a life saver. Please read my review here:


Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

We LOVE hummus but your faux-mmus looks really good. We might have to try this out soon! Haven't really known what to do with Heart of Palm until now!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

susiet said...

LOL! A friend just hooked me up with your blog. I'm rollin' on the floor over here! I heart "Bitches Love Dip" and I'm crazy jealous over the moon that I didn't think of it first! Or, TFI? Really? I didn't know I was sposed to be making that into syllables! ;) Ha! So great idea on the fauxmus. I may not rest until I either learn to spell it or I make it - whichever comes first.

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