I have been making our own nut milks for almost a year now. Homemade nut milk tastes better, it’s easy, and I know exactly what I put in it!
Our favorite homemade version is cashew milk. We use the leftover pulp (what’s left behind after making nut or seed milk) to make cashew cream. It’s so easy and takes about five minutes to throw together before dinner. I’ve even used the cashew pulp to make nut cheese and it’s oh-so yummy!
Recently though, we’ve been making a lot of almond milk and I’ve always had trouble using the leftover almond pulp. It’s not nearly as creamy as cashew pulp, and I’ve tried using it in crackers, but I find it them to be too dry.
Luckily, a month or so ago, my friend Beth from Tasty Yummies shared her recipe for Chipotle Almond Spread/Dip. I was intrigued and knew I needed to try making my own version using my leftover almond pulp.
We were pleasantly surprised – this recipe for Bean-Free Almond Hummus is delicious, and a little addictive. It goes well with raw veggies, on crackers, on wraps, on tortilla chips , and the list goes on! Even Livvie likes it!
Bean-Free Almond Hummus
- 2/3 cup almond pulp
- 2 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons flax oil (to add some omega 3’s)
- 1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ½ tablespoon coconut aminos (tamari would work too)
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
2. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving (or longer) to enhance garlic flavor.
3. Serve or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
If you don’t want to make your own almond milk first, check out Beth’s recipe – her Chipotle Almond Spread doesn’t require almond pulp, just soaked almonds.
We’ve also really enjoyed Ricki’s recipe for “feta” nut cheese. I used leftover almond pulp for that too.
Want more recipes for leftover nut pulp? Check out the From Nut Pulp Comes board on Pinterest.
And while you’re on Pinterest, you might want to follow my Summer Harvest board for all things Summer.
Speaking of Summer, have you checked out the Summer Dining issue of Simply Gluten-Free Magazine? It’s a must-read.