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Artichoke Hummus

6 July 2009

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I have a confession, but you have to promise that we can still be friends, okay?

Up until a day or two ago, I had never had hummus.

Hello?  Are you there?  Please don’t go away just yet, because I have a delightful surprise for you.  Nicole over at Pinch My Salt posted a recipe for Artichoke Hummus a few weeks ago and, due to my obsession with artichokes, I decided to give it a try.  See the picture-proof above?  Okay.  Good.  Friends?

Because Oh. My. Laws.  This is absolutely fantastic.  I looked in 3 grocery stores before I found “tahini paste” buried with the organic peanut butter so I will agree with hummus-lovers that this stuff is bonafide Health Food.  Now, someone needs to tell me what to eat with hummus besides the six two whole-wheat tortilla’s I had in the fridge.  Seriously.  Because if you don’t help I’ll just end up eating this stuff with a spoon…not that there is anything wrong with that.  (Note: I added a bit more garlic and a bit more salt–this post has those adjustments.)

Artichoke Hummus (original recipe: Pinch My Salt)

1 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained & rinsed
1 6.5-ounce jar of artichoke hearts, drained & rinsed
2 clove garlic, minced or pressed
2 tablespoons roasted tahini (sesame paste)
juice from half of a lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth, you will probably have to use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides a bit…or a lot.  Nicole says to spread the hummus out on a plate, drizzle with olive oil and fresh bits of parsley and then eat…I didn’t make it quite that far (see above: guzzling artichoke hummus with six two whole wheat tortillas).

  1. Jennifer permalink
    6 July 2009 3:30 pm

    Welcome to the ranks of hummus lovers! Hummus can substitute as a flavorful substitute for mayonnaise in sandwiches, it tastes good with veggies, it tastes good with crackers, believe me, now that you have the bug, you’ll be putting it on everything. And now my little Z. loves to eat it too! What a great dish hummus it!

    I’ll give this receipe a try since mine has a lot more oil in it! Thanks!

  2. 6 July 2009 3:36 pm

    Holy crap, that looks amazing.

  3. 25 August 2009 11:58 am

    Mmmm… hummus. I hadn’t heard of such a thing until I moved to Philly and now I eat it constantly. I eat it mostly with carrots and whole wheat pitas, for I am lazy and those options are mostly cheap. Welcome to the Hummus Fan Club!

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