Artichoke, Goat’s Cheese and Basil Hummus

by Gavan on July 23, 2009

Goat's Cheese, Artichoke and Basil Hummus

I have to give credit where credit is due. This was totally the Missus’ idea! She found this recipe on Daily Unadventures in Cooking and was dying to give it a go. I’m beginning to think she’s addicted to hummus actually–it’s her favourite afternoon snack–so you can imagine her excitement. Just so happens we had all the ingredients (or close enough) in stock so I suppose it was meant to be. Here’s our version, which got two big thumbs up from our house.

RECIPE:
Makes about 2 cups

1 can white beans (original recipe called for Cannelini, we had northern white which worked great) (Eden Organic beans)
1 7.5 oz jar of artichoke hearts
100 grams soft goat’s cheese (Chevre)
1/4 – 1/2 a lemon, juiced
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
1-2 large handfuls of fresh basil leaves
4 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
1/4 tsp. white pepper

NOTE: I highly recommend using Eden Organic canned beans whenever you’re using canned beans. Eden Foods is the ONLY brand that lines their beans with bisphenol A Free cans, which means you are not consuming BPA’s (a good thing!). Eden Foods is also involved in the Non-GMO Project, which is yet another excellent reason to buy this brand.

DIRECTIONS:
Place beans and artichokes in a food processor and pulse for 10 secs. Scrape down sides and add in goat’s cheese, lemon juice, basil, S&P.

NOTE: Both the lemon and artichokes make for a tangy punch so start out with a 1/4 of a lemon, juiced and add in more per your taste.

Process until well combined, scraping down the sides. While mixing, slowly add in the olive oil until completely incorporated into the hummus. Add lemon zest. Taste for seasoning. Pair with your favorite chips, whole wheat pita, crackers or fresh veg and you’ve got a great snack indeed–creamy, delicious and healthy!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Katerina July 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

This looks awesome! I am so very glad you enjoyed it. I just love it when basil is in season.

Anne July 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Artichokes, goat cheese…am I in heaven?? I’ll be trying this out this weekend for sure. Those veggie chips look interesting too!

Artichoke plants July 29, 2009 at 12:37 am

Nice easy to make recipe. Thanks. I find artichoke very tasty. It is good for health. It is rich in iodine. It reduces cholesterol and improves blood circulation, it is also helpful for diabetic people and is great for liver. It is also good for hair and is excellent treatment for eczema. It has many more uses and benefits.

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