Green Hummus and My First Garlic!

I came across frozen green garbanzo beans at the store recently and thought they would make for a nice twist on classic hummus. Green garbanzos have a decidedly greener flavor, kind of like green peas, which makes a brighter tasting hummus. I was also pretty generous with the parsley which added to the fresh green flavor. A touch of mint would probably  go well too. I tend to like things like this slightly acidic so I used quite a bit of lemon. Incidentally, we got fava beans from our CSA this week, which would also work well.

On another note, I harvested my first garlic bulbs and after a few weeks curing in the basement we’ve started cooking with them. Hummus made with my home grown garlic – little successes like this really make me proud!

Green Hummus

Makes about 2 cups

2 cups cooked green garbanzo beans

1/2 cup tahini

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup whole parsley leaves

1 small garlic clove

Juice of 2 lemons

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/3 – 1/2 cup water, or as needed

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth, adding water as needed to get the consistency that you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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