Artichoke Turmeric Hummus (V, GF)
We eat a lot of hummus in our household and my husband recently told me store bought hummus keeps him up at night and makes him bloated. Although I like homemade hummus many times I just find it easier to buy it! I mean its right there, so easy! However, I don’t like all of the preservatives and the sugar is just unnecessary. Regardless of how clean the hummus you find at the store, its still processed, has preservatives AND contains sugar. Hence the reason why my husband is so sensitive to it!
So, of course I’ll make some. I’ve made so many varieties over the years and I decided to start tracking them and putting them here for all of you!
I also realized in this process that my 17 month old LOVES homemade hummus. Ill give her thin cucumber slices and she eats it up! She’ll even go for the spoon and just start eating it! I let her go for it, its something I made and I know EXACTLY what’s in it! That’s the great part of making healthy food, your kids will WANT to eat it! If they aren’t quite with it yet, give them time and eventually if you keep only serving healthy food, they will eat!
First up, artichoke and turmeric! This was like all of the other combinations that I decided to do, and it well….just happened! It started with my base, a can of rinsed chickpeas, added some tahini, meanwhile realized I was out of lemon, so decided to eliminate it. I also had some artichokes so decided to throw that in for some flavor. Normally, I love garlic and would add that, but again the hubs isn’t too keen on garlic so I just decided to omit it here. I wondered what it would be like to add some spice so decided turmeric was a great addition, and boy was I right! Perfect!
This was trial and error and I had to keep adding water to thin it out to mix in the blender but eventually it turned out super light and fluffy and very savory! So sometimes you just play around with it until you get it just right.
1 can organic chickpeas - rinsed
3-4 artichoke halves from a jar (I used the Trader Joes version here) these have a TON of flavor and only contain minimal ingredients
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup grape seed oil (or any oil you prefer)
1/2 cup water (this is for you to decide - play around and add little by little until you get a thoroughly mixed hummus)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup Tahini (I used Whole Foods 365 here)
Rinse chickpeas with water, drain and let set
remove artichokes from jar or can and add into blender along with oil. Blend and add in chickpeas
Check consistency and add a little bit of the water, turmeric and sea salt. Blend. Add more water if needed.
Remove from blender and serve with your favorite fresh vegetables!