Artichoke-Lemon Hummus

(from joelcade’s recipe box)

They recommend Joyva or Krinos tahini and Pastene chickpeas (see related recipes). The hummus can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 5 days. If you do not plan on serving it immediately, refrigerate the hummus and garnishes separately. When ready to serve, stir in approximately 1 tablespoon of warm water if the texture is too thick.

Source: Cook's Illustrated

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves 8 people

Categories: Appetizer, Greek


  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, packed in water, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons tahini , stirred well
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 14 oz-can chickpeas , drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove , minced or pressed throuh garlic press (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, fresh (or mint)


  1. Chop 1/4 cup artichoke hearts and set aside for garnish.

  2. Combine lemon juice and water in small bowl or measuring cup.

  3. Whisk together tahini and 2 tablespoons oil in second small bowl or measuring cup.

  4. Process chickpeas, remaining 3/4 cup artichokes, garlic, salt, cumin, cayenne, and lemon zest (1/4 teaspoon) in food processor until almost fully ground, about 15 seconds. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula.

  5. With machine running, add lemon juice-water mixture in steady stream through feed tube. Scrape down bowl and continue to process for 1 minute.

  6. With machine running, add oil-tahini mixture in steady stream through feed tube; continue to process until hummus is smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds, scraping down bowl as needed.

  7. Transfer hummus to serving bowl. Sprinkle reserved artichokes and parsely or mint over surface, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand until flavors meld, at least 30 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

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