Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Arugula Lemon Hummus

I make hummus at least once a week - rarely manufacturing the standard stuff since I'm always in the pursuit of experimenting with flavors and textures. This summer I had a major breakthrough: I have finally been able to grow something from dirt and water (and sunlight!). That something is one of my favorite greens: arugula. I spiced up my hummus with shreds of home grown arugula along with lemon zest. The result equals peppery lemon bursts, which is always a great thing. 


Arugula Lemon Hummus

  • 2 cups of chickpeas (or 1 16oz can)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped arugula
  • extra arugula for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon or less of salt

In a mini food processor blend all ingredients except chickpeas until smooth. Add chickpeas and continue to pulse until smooth, adding extra bean liqueur until the desired consistency is reached.  Serve in a bowl, drizzle with extra olive oil and garnish with arugula ribbons. 

17 comments:

Alessandra said...

I love it, the perfect recipe for me :-), I'll give you a +1! for this one :-)

Ciao
Alessandra

Ivy said...

This sounds perfect for my diet, so I just found what I will be eating tomorrow :)

Anna A. said...

Alessandra - YESS! I love #winning.

Ivy - That's great! I will join you on the hummus diet.

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

love arugula! great hummus ingredient, i only wish i was able to grow my own as well :) dang la apt w/ no patio!

Helen said...

I wish I were more diligent about making my own hummus because this looks incredible! It's so pretty too just like a fresco painting. Growing your own arugula too? Impressive!

Anna A. said...

Natassia - I bet you could grow it inside by a window in a big pot - that's kind of what I am doing. It grows so fast!

Helen - Do you have a food processor? I have a mini one that works perfect for a can of garbanzos in a jiffy.

tasteofbeirut said...

I make hummus the classic way, but this version appeals to me as well. Love arugula. They also love that green in Egypt apparently.

Anna A. said...

tasteofbeirut - good to know!!

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said...

I love your hummus experiments Anna...the arugula and lemon are a great marriage!

Anna A. said...

Peter - Hah thanks, I can't get enough of the experimentals!

Helen said...

Anna, I do have a food processor. I'm just never organized enough to make hummus so I tend to pick up the ready made stuff at the grocery store. There's no comparison, I know!

Anna A. said...

Helen - In all honesty I do the same time soon - I have a special affinity for Sabra brand hummus - they sell it at costco - its from Astoria NY so I somehow think Greeks make it?? lolz

ginseng supplements said...

Lemon adds a tangy flavor to the arugula recipe.

Violeta said...

Thank you Anna! I've been searching for an inspired hummus recipe since i'm soaking some beans now, preparing for a new batch. Arugula +lemon with ZEST = genius.

I'm sure i'll love it.

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