Monday, September 15, 2014

Lemon Artichoke Hummus

Need a quick and delicious snack to keep in the fridge? This lemon artichoke hummus adds a unique twist to your healthy snacking options. Hummus is a very nutrient packed snack that can aid in weight loss, and the management of cholesterol levels!

1 c. canned artichoke hearts (rinsed, dried & chopped)
4 Tbsp. lemon juice ( 2 lemons)
¼ c. water
6 Tsp. tahini (stirred well)
2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
1 (14 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. lemon zest
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. fresh parsley

Combine the water and lemon juice. In another bowl, whisk the tahini and olive oil together.

In a food processor or blender, blend the chickpeas, 3/4 can of artichokes, garlic, salt, ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper and lemon zest. Scrape ingredients off sides of bowl.

Turn the processor (or blender) on and add the lemon water slowly through the top. Scrape the sides again and continue to blend.

Again, turn the processor on, slowly add the tahini oil mixture, and process until smooth continuing to scrape the sides of the bowl.

Place the hummus into a bowl and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of parsley before serving.

1 comment:

Meghan said...

This looks amazing! I made avocado hummus a few weeks ago and was shocked at how easy it was! xo