Creamy Dreamy Eggplant Hummus

If you haven’t had it yet, this was inspired by TJs amazing oil free eggplant hummus! I keep going through that stuff too fast, and decided it would be way more economical to make my own! Not that this is an exact replica, but it did come out quite tasty!  The texture from the eggplant makes this hummus super creamy, without needing to add any additional liquids. You could use chick peas or really any legume of choice, but I used some black eyed peas for their iron and calcium boost and for variety. I like to rotate my beans to make sure I am getting a wide array of nutrients!  

You need:

1 cup oven roasted eggplant

4 cloves oven roasted garlic

1 cup cooked black eye peas

Pinch salt

1 tablespoon tahini

1 sprig thyme

1 sprig fresh parsely

1 lemon juiced
I began by chopping and eggplant into 1 inch cubes in a baking dish with about 1/4in water in the base. To this I simply added 4 cloves of smashed garlic and baked them at 375F x 20min or until golden brown. Then set aside to cool.  Once room termperature, combine all ingredients into a high speed blender until very creamy. Garnish with fresh parsely and/or sesame seeds, and enjoy!

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