Friday, December 30, 2011

Artichoke Hummus

Adding a drained can of artichoke hearts to our basic hummus recipe adds a new and delicious flavor twist.

When possible, I like to buy the canned artichoke hearts that are already quartered, to reduce the prep time. With that done, this hummus can come together in less than 5 minutes!

Serve with Pan-Grilled Pita Wedges, pita chips, and/or fresh veggies for dipping.


1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained, reserving the chickpea liquid
1 (14.5 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 small clove garlic, crushed through a press or finely minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor, including 2 tablespoons of the chickpea liquid. Puree until fairly smooth. If too thick, add more chickpea liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled.

-- 8 appetizer servings

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