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Lemon Artichoke Hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup Traditional Oolong kombucha
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (reserve 3-4 hearts for garnish)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

There’s a certain delight in reflecting on that moment upon learning that chickpeas are the same as garbanzo beans (or vice versa). Was this knowledge passed down to you as a child? That’s nice. Discovering that something might be known by two different names is developmental milestone, probably. Or, perhaps you just know these things due to cultural osmosis. That’s cool for you. Ever think of trying out for Jeopardy? You should. And, yes, I know that osmosis only refers to water passing through a cell membrane. It’s only, like, the thousandth time you’ve reminded me. Or maybe it was much further along in life, and only then after the intervention by The World’s Bravest Grocery Store Employee having noticed your agitated state and increasingly panicked look as you take your twelfth lap around the store because the chickpeas HAVE to be SOMEWHERE, RIGHT? WHERE ARE THE CHICKPEAS??? YES, YOU CAN FINALLY HELP ME FIND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR! THANK YOU FOR ASKING, I’M SORRY THAT I AM YELLING AND I KNOW THAT I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN YOU UP ON THE OFFER, LIKE, AN HOUR AGO BECAUSE IT’S THE THING ON MY LIST AND I’M PRETTY SURE I’M THE REASON THERE IS A TRAIL OF MELTED ICE CREAM THROUGHOUT THE STORE IAMSOSORRY! Oh, hey, I think you made a mistake – this can you’ve handed me says garbanzo… of course… yeah…chickpeas. are garbanzo…are …the same thing. got it.

We’re sure that this will become your go-to recipe for homemade hummus.

Yield: 6 servings

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine garlic, tahini, and garbanzo beans.  Pulse until beans are well broken up.
  2. Add the kombucha and lemon juice.  With the processor running, add the olive oil in a thin stream and continue to run the processor until the mixture is very smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the chopped artichoke hearts and lemon zest.  Pulse again until hummus is nearly smooth again.
  4.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Transfer hummus to a small bowl or serving dish. Garnish with reserved chopped artichokes.