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Easy Peasy Smoked Black Garlic Hummus

Social distancing at it's finest - a smorgasbord of goodies for one!

It's been roughly a month of maintaining social distancing and if you're anything like me, you've baked and cooked yourself through this crisis. I've made 4 loaves of sourdough bread, 2 different kinds of cookies, 10 dozen pirogies, countless roasts and soups... and now a deliciously easy hummus!

While trying to limit my trips to the grocery store, I've been attempting to use what I already have at home. This can create quite a challenge, depending on what you're making and how well stocked your cupboards are. Luckily for me, my shelves are lined with jars of canning from last summer's garden, and I like to have a veggie tray made up in the fridge for easy access to snacks. As I was rummaging through my inventory I came across a long forgotten can of chickpeas and immediately thought a fresh batch of hummus would be a perfect addition to my afternoon treat!

Here is an easy recipe to make a basic hummus but without the tahini sauce, because it never seems to be something I keep in my cupboards. The black garlic is from my own farm, which you can order from the online store if you need to restock your supply. For this recipe, I used the Smoked Black Garlic to give this hummus a little extra kick. The subtle smoke flavour was perfect!

Black Garlic Hummus

  • 2 cups chickpeas

  • 2 cloves smoked black garlic

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 3 tbsp water

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. You can adjust the amount of liquid until desired consistency is achieved. I like to drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar on top of my hummus just before serving and would highly recommend you try it! Serve with veggies or crackers and enjoy!

Click here to visit the Fifth Gen online store & order your black garlic!

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