Sunday, January 16, 2011

Artichoke Hummus

Happy Sunday guys!!

I usually don’t post on Sundays, but I just made an awesome recipe that is PERFECT to whip up before your busy school or work week!

I know there are BILLIONS of recipes for hummus our there, but I am here with yet another.  And the only reason I am posting it, is I haven’t seen one quite like it, and I have a great technique to rave about!

 

Creamy Roasted Garlic Artichoke Hummus

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1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans

1 head of roasted garlic (slice top off garlic, drizzle with oil and put in oven @ 350 until soft)

5 peices jarred marinated artichokes

1/2 fresh lemon

Rinse and drain chickpeas

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HERE’s THE HINT TO CREAMY HUMMUS – You need to peel off all the skins… it takes about 15 minutes but it’s SO WORTH IT!

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It’s amazing how much smoother the hummus becomes!!

Add chickpeas to blender or food processor (I used my Vitamix)

Then add in your artichokes … don’t rinse off oil…

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Then add as much garlic as you can handle (Saving some for garnish)

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Up next… cut a lemon in half and cut or peel off skin… and YUP, toss into the food processor!

Then add spices of choice – I added 1/4 tsp garam masala, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp zataar… but feel free to add anything you like!!

Blend up, adding water or lemon juice until smooth!!

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This was fantastic – and pretty easy!  The skinning of the chickpeas is totally worth the effort!!

As is roasting the garlic, because the taste isn’t so harsh!

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This recipe probably cost me under $3.00 and made much more than my beloved Sabre… Smile 

Give it a go and let me know what you think!!

This week I know I’ll be snacking on it, and will be making PIZZA with it on Tuesday for dinner! (YUM!)

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Stay tuned this week there are some fun things coming up…

Up tomorrow … A guest post from Beagle Bea – Yummy Pad Thai

A inspired recipe for Quinoa Risotto – if you recently made this on your blog, let me know because I saw the recipe that inspired mine somewhere!! 

And a GIVEAWAY!! I haven’t done one Forever!!! (and let’s just say there will be 10-15 winners!)

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Enjoy your Sunday, i’m cooking (Pea Soup), cleaning, homeworking and zumba-ing up a storm!!

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10 comments:

  1. your site is looking beautiful!!!!!!!

    this recipe (i would skip the garlic, i just am not a fan) but omg never thought of just adding arti's to the chickpeas. I am going to try this...soon!

    :)

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  2. I love all things hummus, and this just adds to my list. Beautiful!
    LC

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  3. Artichoke hummus sounds delish!!! I love artichokes, but always forget about using them in recipes.

    I am excited to hear about your giveaway and quinoa risotto!! I have a giant bag of quinoa, and very few ideas of how to use it.

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  4. Mmm, you know, for my total and utter LOVE of garlic, I have never roasted it. This recipe looks amazing and very unique! Will be trying it in the future :)

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  5. Now *that* is a lovely hummus recipe!! :)

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  6. That sounds great! I have done the artichokes, but not the garlic...I can't wait to try it. Hummus is always a big winner in my household!

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  7. HEY LOVE!! been wayy to long since ive said hey to your pretty face! hope you are doing wonderful!! that hummus looks AMAZING girl!!

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  8. i've heard about removing the skins before but since i can barely make homemade hummus, i don't think it's happening!

    by the way, i'm so glad you rediscovered my blog b/c yours was one that disappeared from my reader as well!!!

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  9. I am always on the look-out for new hummus recipes and this looks awesome. I will have to try removing my chickpea skins to see if that helps. Thanks for the tip! :)

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  10. I love the combination of artichoke and hummus! This sounds so good :)

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