Creamy Garden Vegetable Hummus with Chives
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Serves: 6 snack size portions
  • 1 15 oz. carton chickpeas (*skins off optional)
  • one half of a small zucchini (cut into thick chunks)
  • one half of a red pepper (cut into a few thick slices)
  • 1 thin small carrot (cut into chunks)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 4-6 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp coarse salt
  • handful of freshly chopped chives
  • 1-2 tbsps pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. Put the vegetables into a food processor and give it a few quick pulses.
  2. Add the chickpeas, tahini, garlic and begin to blend.
  3. Add the water a tablespoon at a time and continue to blend until you get the consistency you desire.
  4. Transfer the hummus to a small bowl and top with chives, pine nuts and drizzle with the olive oil.
  5. Serve with leftover vegetable slices and or crackers.
Recipe by The Hanging Spoon at