Artichoke Hummus

While browsing the pre-made items in the grocery store the other day my eye caught sight of artichoke hummus. Genius! I was literally 2 seconds away from putting it into my basket when I thought to myself “I wonder if I could make this at home?” A quick glance at the ingredients and I realized that I had just about everything that they used in their hummus hiding in my pantry and refrigerator. Score!

I have experienced with a few different kinds of hummus before. First there was the roasted garlic variety, then edamame and black bean and most recently white bean and rosemary. I don’t know why, but until I saw that package of it at the store, artichoke hummus never really crossed my mind. It was a nice twist. The artichoke added a nice flavor to the dish. I used frozen artichoke hearts because I like the taste of them better than canned. If you can’t find frozen canned should work.

Artichoke Hummus Recipe

Makes 2 cups Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz package frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (2 tablespoons liquid reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients (including 2 tablespoons reserved garbanzo bean liquid) except olive oil in a food processor. Blend until smooth.

2

Transfer to a plate. Make a small well in the middle and drizzle in the olive oil. Serve with pita bread and vegetables.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Blending Bob
    March 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I blended some of this up recently in my vitamix blender and had a great afternoon snack.

  • Reply
    Joshua
    March 18, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Looks great. I love anything with artichoke hearts in it. A freind of mine here makes a similar thing with eggplants. Yum!

  • Reply
    Tanya
    March 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I love artichokes and hummus so I cannot envision a world where this does not rock! Thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be making this soon.

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    StephenC
    March 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    You are so right to use frozen artichokes. They are indeed superior to anything but fresh. I’ve had artichoke dips that are probably a lot like this. I will be trying it.

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    Michelle
    March 3, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I’m a huge hummus fan and have tried many kinds too, but I always go back to my garlic hummus. I love artichokes though, so I will definitely give this a try.