Sunday, February 1, 2015

A delicious Raw Sunflower Seed Hummus recipe - And a recipe for Red Bell Paprika

Mom's Sunny Hummus

This is a delicious raw-food recipe my mother created when she was doing exclusively a raw food diet for 2 years. She used to teach living raw food cooking classes and this is one of the recipes she would share.

The complexity of flavors here is delightful. The ingredient list is a bit long, but just get everything out beforehand, then putting it together will be a snap. It's worth it.

This recipe is so tasty, healthy, and decadent, I hope you try it!


Prepare the soaked sunflower seeds:

1 c. hulled raw sunflower seeds
1 big pinch ascorbic acid powder (Vitamin C)

Rinse then soak the sunflower seeds in a jar of water with the pinch of ascorbic acid powder added.
Let soak 8 to 10 hours.
Drain and put in a high-powered (VitaMix) blender container.


1/3 c. high quality extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 c. raw tahini (sesame seed paste)
3/4 to 1 c. (4 to 5 ounces) cubed raw yellow-skinned summer squash
2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 t. cumin powder
2 t. onion powder
2 t. Nama Shoyu (raw soysauce)
2 t. Star brand yeast flakes (nutritional yeast)
1 t. BioSalt (recipe on this blog)
rounded 1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. Red Bell Paprika (see recipe below) or sweet paprika
1/4 t. ascorbic acid powder
3 to 4 pitted Kalamata olives
1 Pinch tumeric powder (for color)
1/2 to 1 t. toasted sesame seed oil, optional
3/4 to 1 c. water, as needed

Puree together adding water as needed to just freely vortex in a VitaMix blender (a vortex while blending makes a creamier hummus). Puree until smooth and a little warm.


1/16 t. finely ground psyllium husk powder (to stabilize the hummus).

Chill the hummus to thicken.

To Serve:

Spread the hummus 1 to 1 1/2-inch thick on a serving dish.
Sprinkle heavily with Red Bell Paprika or sweet paprika.
Pour over top GOLDEN OIL (recipe on this blog), or garlic-chile infused olive oil or UDO'S Oil,
This raw food is excellent slightly fermented (let it sit out on your counter a few hours).
Serve with vegies to dip.


This has a sweeter flavor than regular paprika.

Dehydrate organic red bell peppers that have been diced, in a food dehydrator.
Grind the dried peppers
Mix the ground red bell peppers at a 50/50 ratio with Hungarian paprika.
Store air-tight and use as you would paprika.