Preserved Lemon Hummus

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June 6, 2018
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Preserved Lemon Hummus

Preserved Lemon Hummus 

Remember a few weeks ago when we made Preserved Lemons?

 

Preserved lemons

It was quite fun…. and satisfying!

They’ve been brewing in my refrigerator ever since and I couldn’t wait to make something lemony and fabulous with them. I wanted to utilize them with something quick and easy, so I decided to make a delicious hummus dip. We get together with friends and family so much during these summer months, that any kind of dip is a hit around here.  

After opening up the undisturbed jar, I got an instant whiff of tart lemon. But nothing overpowering. The juice that the lemons have been marinating in is thick with a hint of saltiness. Just the right combination for a hummus base!

 

Preserved Lemon Hummus

 

Roasted garlic

Roasted garlic

Of course, lemon and garlic are like best friends, so I added some cloves of roasted garlic to the combo to send it into another whole dimension of flavor!  

Raise your hand if your mouth is watering yet!

 

Preserved Lemons

Separate the lemon pulp from the rind

Dig out a nice half of a lemon from the jar and separate the pulp from the rind. We are only using the rind for this recipe, so you can discard the pulp.

 

Chop the lemon rind

Chop the rind; it should be very soft at this point.

 

Add in the garbanzo beans, roasted garlic, and preserved lemon rind to a food processor

And add to a food processor. Add in the garbanzo beans, roasted garlic, and preserved lemon rind. Pulse to combine.

 

Add the olive oil, tahini, and preserved lemon juice. Run the processor for about a minute on high to thoroughly combine.

Add the olive oil, tahini, and preserved lemon juice. Run the processor for about a minute on high to thoroughly combine.

 

Preserved Lemon Hummus

Garnish with a platter of crudité or any other dipping assistant you prefer!

 

Preserved Lemon Hummus

Adding a bit of chiffonade mint and lemon zest adds to the appeal and flavor.

Enjoy!

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Preserved Lemon Hummus

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword garbanzo beans, garlic, Hummus, lemon, mint, olive oil
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 preserved lemon, pulp removed and rind roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. preserved lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • mint leaves
  • lemon zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel garlic and place in a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and cover loosely. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes. Cool.
  • Drain and rinse beans. Add to food processor. Add roasted garlic and lemon rind. Pulse for 10 seconds.
  • As the processor is running, slowly add the tahini, olive oil and lemon juice. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and top with mint leaves and lemon zest.

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