This grilled artichoke hummus is scrumptious! Grilled artichoke hearts add a delicious layer of flavor to your traditional hummus! 

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Let’s talk Super Bowl.

This is the one and only time in the football season that I’m actually excited for Sunday football. Because the Super Bowl means it’s coming to an end.

No more Sundays wasted because it’s “football Sunday”. Definitely no annoying football pregame analysis or getting scared out of my skin because Pat yelled at the TV. No more football. Period. Can you tell I’m just a little excited?

Even though I may not be a fan of football, I am however a fan of the food. Duh. I was asked to create a recipe featuring Cara Mia grilled artichoke hearts and for some reason hummus came to mind. Maybe I was subliminally thinking of the Super Bowl? Yeah, probably not. But I do like snacks and I do like hummus so why not?

chick peas

It starts with a can of chickpeas, drained. I reserve the fluid to thin it out a little later.

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Roughly chop a cup of grilled artichokes. I’m using Cara Mia jarred grilled artichokes {available at select Walmart stores and Stater Bros. Markets}. If you can’t get your hands on grilled artichokes, then any ones will do. You could even brush them with olive oil and grill them yourself. But since it’s winter in Michigan most days are in the negatives outside. So these jarred artichokes have the char from the grill minus me having to risk frost bitten, well, anything. Be sure to reserve a tablespoon or so of chopped artichokes for garnishing later.

artichokes in the bowl

Throw the chopped artichokes into your food processor with the chickpeas.

tahini

Add in the 5 tablespoons of tahini plus two tablespoons of olive oil…

garlic

Two cloves fresh garlic…

salt and red pepper flakes

Next a half teaspoon of kosher salt and a 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. {I almost accidentally wrote ‘1/4 cup of red pepper flakes’, could you even imagine?!}

zest

1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest…

lemon juice

And then add in 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.

scrape down and puree til smooth

Pulse, scraping down the sides in between and if you feel it’s too thick, then thin out with a few splashes of the chickpea liquid until you’ve reached the desired consistency.

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Serve this grilled artichoke hummus with reserved artichokes, minced parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. Oh and some kind of chip, cracker or vegetable so you can get your snack on. Unless, of course you’re snacking alone, then fingers are always optional… just kidding. Maybe.

The grilled artichokes add a nice and delicious artichoke-y touch to regular hummus! So easy and so unexpected!

If you love football then I hope you enjoy Sunday’s game… if you don’t watch it {high-five!}, then at least enjoy some good snacks!

Ways To Use Hummus:
    • You can serve it as a dip with cut veggies or toasted pita or naan shards.
    • Use it as a base for a 7-layer hummus dip.
    • As a spread on sandwiches, burgers or in wraps.
    • Add it to salads or grain bowls when you want a touch of creaminess.
    • Mix into salad dressings.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Grilled Artichoke Hummus recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 8 servings

Grilled Artichoke Hummus

Grilled artichoke hearts add a delicious layer of flavor to your traditional hummus! Serve with toasted pita, sesame crackers or vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 artichoke hearts, plus more for garnish
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon, juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more or less for taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced Italian parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Roughly chop up a cup of grilled artichoke hearts and add them to the bowl of your food processor, reserve a few tablespoons for garnishing at the end.
  • Next, add in the chickpeas, chopped garlic, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt.
  • Pulse until smooth, use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the processor bowl halfway through. If you notice it's a little on the thick side, you can drizzle in some of the reserved chickpea liquid and continue to pulse until smooth.
  • Once smooth, spoon the hummus into a bowl, topped it with reserved chopped grilled artichokes, minced fresh parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Serve with pita chips, sesame crackers or fresh veggies!
Serving: 2ounces, Calories: 90kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 56mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 28IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

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