Okay, well after the last post I felt like I had to redeem myself. This recipe was posted on our family blog, but I thought I'd put it here too!
Here is another one of our favorite homemade hummus recipes. Hummus is a staple in our home. We have tried all kinds, but usually they are garbanzo bean (chick pea) based. Well, Brad is allergic to these now, so I have found several great no-bean hummus recipes. I tried this one out and it was a huge hit. After his salad, Brad sat with a spoon and just at this hummus out of a bowl like it was pudding or something! Here it is:
- 1 artichoke heart
- 1 zucchini, peeled but keep the skins
- 1 cup tahini
- ½ of a lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 clove of garlic
- ½ tablespoon paprika
- 1/3 cup olive oil
I used a fresh artichoke and took out the heart so there isn’t a lot of artichoke in here. You can use more if you want (and ones from a can or jar would work too).
- Peel zucchini and chop up and put in blender with HALF of the skins you peeled off. (the peels seemed to add a different flavor but they are strong so if you have a big zucchini don’t add them all unless you want it very green). If your zucchinis are very small, then you can use two.
- Add rest of ingredients in blender and blend until thick and creamy. Add water as needed to help with blending.
- TIP: the olive oil lends to the richness so add more if you need too.
*I added some dill and parsley flakes which Brad loves.