Easy homemade hummus with artichoke hearts is delicious, budget friendly, and quick to make
It's clear that I love hummus, and after professing my love of artichokes, I decided that I should put them together and make Artichoke Hummus!
Like most of my brilliant ideas, this turned out incredible. Easy, tasty, and budget friendly.
Usually when I make hummus, I skip the tahini paste because it's one more ingredient I have to keep in my kitchen and it can be expensive.
However, I decided that the rich flavor of tahini would be a great addition to this hummus. So I started the hummus by processing sesame seeds since tahini is just the product of blending sesame seeds until it forms a butter like substance.
You'll want to do this first since you need the sesame seeds to completely blend. If you have tahini, just skip this step and use 2 tablespoons of tahini in place of the ¼ cup sesame seeds.
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So you'll blend your sesame seeds until it turns into a sesame seed butter; then you'll add your chickpeas, lemon juice, water, olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Process this until it is completely smooth.
It takes a few minutes, and you may need to add more water or lemon juice to make it blend better.
Then you'll add in your artichoke hearts. I was using a mini food processor, so I removed about one cup of hummus and added the artichoke hearts in. Then I processed the mixture until the artichoke hearts were incorporated, and I added the reserved hummus back into the food processor to mix everything together. If you have a regular food processor, you can skip this step.
Ok so it basically took me longer to tell you what to do than it did to actually make it.
It's a delicious alternative to your typical hummus that will sure to become your new favorite!
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup artichoke hearts
- Add sesame seeds to the bowl of a food processor. Process until they turn into a butter.
- Add chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt, and cayenne pepper. Process until completely smooth. You may need to add extra water to help blend.
- Add artichoke hearts and process until smooth. Taste and add seasoning if needed. Serve with sliced veggies and/or whole grain crackers
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Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily says
I love hummus and artichoke is my fav! Saving and sharing (also a new page like 😉
Thanks so much Gwen!! 🙂 🙂
This is so unique! I never know what to do with artichokes (still not sure how I feel about it..guess I just need to eat it more haha) so this is perfect ;). Hope you're doing well, my friend! Miss ya!!
Thanks Min!! It's SO good 🙂 You definitely need to get on the artichoke-loving train; they are the best!!! Miss you too xoxox