Smooth and deeply flavoured artichoke hummus is a fabulous snack.
This is a wonderful light hummus with a complex flavour thanks to the addition of the artichoke hearts. It's a perfect snack with toast rounds, or your favourite vegetable sticks.
This calls for artichoke hearts packed in water, sometimes called brine, not the marinated kind found packed in oil. (I like to save those marinated artichokes for homemade pizza. Yum!)
This hummus is vegan and gluten-free, so it's fairly safe to serve this as an appetizer to almost anyone.
To get super smooth hummus, remove the skins from the chickpeas with a dishtowel after they are drained. Also, a very high-powered blender like a Vitamix can produce smooth hummus without removing the skins.
(Makes 8 servings)
1, 15oz can (540ml) chickpeas, drained with aquafaba reserved
1, 14oz can (400g) artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup aquafaba (plus more for consistency)
3 cloves garlic
juice of 1 large lemon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Using a food processor, or high-powered blender, combine all of the ingredients. Pulse several times to begin breaking up the contents, then blend on high (tamping down or scraping the sides as needed) until the hummus reaches the desired consistency. If it remains too thick, add additional aquafaba a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 146 | total fat = 8.97g | saturated fat = 1.21g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 276.38mg | net carbohydrates = 9.41g | dietary fibre = 2.8g | sugars = 1.79g | protein = 5.6g