Artichoke Basil Cilantro Hummus

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Artichoke Basil Cilantro

There are several variations of this recipe, of which I will include below. To me, artichoke hummus has less of a flavorful taste than other hummus recipes. Because of this, I’ve experimented with several flavored additions and settled with artichoke cliantro for the win!

Makes about 2 cups:

You will need:

– 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, soaked, boiled and drained (this also comes out to one 15 oz can of chickpeas)

– 1 small can of artichoke hearts, or half of a large can. (Save the liquid for later!)

– 1/4 cup lemon juice, or juice of 2 lemons

– about 1/2 a tsp of cumin (this is key for hummus. Never forget the cumin!)

– 1 clove garlic or about a tbsp of canned minced garlic

– 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

– 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

– salt and pepper to tastes

Optional: 2 tbsp olive oil

Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blended, and blend until creamy. IF you need liquid, you can add the liquid from the artichokes.

Serve with vegetables or eat by itself like I do!

Some other options for hummus concoctions:

Artichoke Basil Lemon: Add 1 extra lemon and and extra 1/4 cup basil in place of the cilantro

Artichoke Basil Pesto: Add 3 tbsp basil pesto (homemade or canned. For more info see my Basil Pesto Hummus recipe) You can keep the cilantro in for extra herb flavor, or you omit it to keep the basil pesto flavor stronger

Spinach and Artichoke Hummus: – Add 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh spinach You can substitute the cilantro for spinach, or add it to the mix! :)

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