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Asparagus Dill Hummus

Asparagus Dill Hummus Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #asparagus #hummus #recipe

I had just a little bit of asparagus left … most years I have it in plenty because my parents have a HUGE asparagus bed and they have way more than they can eat, but this year was different. The asparagus was late, and not as abundant as usual, and then my parents left on a trip so I knew it would all go to seed before they got back. I just had to make the most of the precious small bunch of asparagus my parents gave me. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t such a small bag because looking back, I actually made quite a lot of stuff with that bag of asparagus.

Asparagus Dill Hummus Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #asparagus #hummus #recipe

I made roasted garlic feta asparagus and found so many ways to enjoy that … my roasted pepper and asparagus salad was a total favorite that my friends and I really enjoyed multiple times. The roasted asparagus was also delightful in the mushroom asparagus quinoa cups. I got to thinking how good asparagus is as an ingredient in soup and guacamole and deviled eggs and pesto, and it suddenly struck me that I’d never tried it in hummus. A nice lemony hummus, with fresh dill … oh yes, that sounded wonderful! And  you know what? I finally tried it and yes, it really, really, really is wonderful. You just need to try it to believe it.

Did I mention it’s wonderful?

Asparagus Dill Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Asparagus Dill Hummus

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. roasted asparagus (or other leftover cooked, tender asparagus)
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • A sprig or two of fresh dill, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a handi chopper or mini food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil on top and a bit of fresh dill and serve with fresh veggies, chips, cracker or toasted pita bread. It's also great as a spread for sandwiches or wraps or even the base "sauce" for a pizza.

Notes

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Asparagus Dill Hummus Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #asparagus #hummus #recipe

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4 Responses

  1. What a fun spin on hummus! I love asparagus and dill – this looks great!

    June 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Ashley! I was very pleased with it. 🙂

      June 25, 2015 at 11:05 am

  2. Angela

    I don’t make a lot of hummus but other recipes always indicate to rinse the chickpeas. For this recipe do you rinse them or do you put the whole can in, including the ‘juice’? Thanks, I’m looking forward to trying this.

    June 27, 2015 at 4:31 am

    • Ann

      Hi Angela,

      I don’t usually rinse the chickpeas–I don’t think it’s necessary, but I do drain the juices off. I am happy you’re going to try the recipe!

      Ann

      June 28, 2015 at 8:31 am