Monday, May 25, 2015

Green Garlic Hummus with Green Garbanzo Beans

Green Garlic Hummus with Green Garbanzo Beans

Freshly harvested mild green garlic and green garbanzo beans make a colorful and flavorful dip.

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We are all hungry. My spouse is bike commuting these days and comes home starved. My kids get home from these last weeks of school and are starved. I think about making dinner and get peckish. Having an easy appetizer on hand, one that is protein-packed like hummus, is such a time- and appetite-saver for us all. I'm not worried about mindless snacking when I know what went into the dip.

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Sometimes I'm buying the giant vats of Sabra from Costco to get our hummus fix. Sometimes I'm looking around at the contents of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share box for hummus ideas. I've done quite a few for the blog--here are some of them:

http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2015/05/green-garlic-hummus-with-green-garbanzo.html Avocado Feta Hummus Kale & Sumac Hummus Sriracha Butternut Squash Hummus Garlic Scape Pistachio Pesto Hummus uffalo Butternut Squash Hummus Image Map

In the spring we sometimes get fresh green garlic in the farm share. I like to play with it and try new things--I grow my own garlic but I've never harvested it as green garlic. Susan of Luna Cafe has a Fresh Primer on Green Garlic and Garlic Scapes--check it out here. [The garlic scapes, however, are something very worth harvesting--here's what a brand new baby scape looked like on my tallest plant the other day]. 

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This hummus marks my first foray into green garbanzo beans. I saw some at my local spice shop and couldn't resist. I had no clue that spice shops existed before I moved to Dayton, and now I'm aware of 3--although I primarily shop at Spice Paradise where I got these beans. You can also make this with regular dry or canned chick peas. Whatever's easiest.

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Green garbanzo beans and green garlic seemed like a good idea--so I made a hummus. We enjoy hummus with carrots, pita chips, pretzel chips, and even piled up in a plate with other summer eats for an easy dinner.

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For other recipes using garlic, please see my Garlic Recipe Collection, part of the Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient. Want to know how to Use This Blog? Click here. For other vegetable appetizers, please see my Awesome Veggie Apps and Snacks Pinterest board. To see what's up in the garden, feel free to check out my FB page. And, for more clickable collages of recipe suggestions like the hummus above, click here
Note: green garbanzo beans are smaller than the usual chick pea size but tasted very similar. I soaked them overnight and then simmered them in fresh water for about 45 minutes until they were tender enough to smash.

Green Garlic Hummus with Green Garbanzo Beans

3 cups cooked green garbanzo beans (or 2 cans chick peas, rinsed and drained)
1 bulb (the whole knob end) of fresh green garlic, chopped
½ cup (4 ounces by volume) tahini
½ cup (4 ounces by volume) lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
½ cup flat Italian parsley leaves
1 teaspoon salt (I use kosher)
¼ teaspoon ground cumin seed
¼ cup (2 ounces by volume) olive oil, plus more to drizzle over the serving bowl

Dump the garbanzo beans and chopped green garlic into a food processor. Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides. Combine the rest of the ingredients in the food processor, pulse to get it all going, then process until thoroughly combined and uniformly smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.  Transfer to a serving container and drizzle with a bit more olive oil.
Serve with vegetables to dip, or as the base of a layered vegetable appetizer, in a collection of other enticements for a summer supper plate . . .

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As far as taking a week off to weed the blog--well, that weeding didn't happen. I was overly ambitious to think that I could host the grandparents coming into town for the kids' concerts and my spouse taking a bunch of leave and still have time to sit around on the computer. It'll happen.
This post is shared with What's Cookin' Wednesday.

20 comments:

  1. Look at all that greeness- "I think about making dinner and get peckish" haha. I think about breakfast before bed and have to have a snack!

    This looks delicious!

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    1. Arman,
      I love bedtime snacks--especially a bowl of cereal. It's funny, I rarely eat cereal and when I do it's usually between 7 and 9 PM!
      It's a good thing I've just had one of Meghan's PB & Spinach smoothies (sans chocolate) because that fills me up for a session of talking about food, which always makes me hungry.
      Thanks!

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  2. Oh!! I think I'd make a nice big bowl of this and then not share it with anyone. Love!

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    1. Kim,
      I don't think the garlic breath would be that bad, but if you are planning on kissing anyone I'd share the bowl with them too ;)
      Thanks!

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  3. Thanks Kirsten for the shout out, much appreciated/! :-) Green garbanzo beans? I've actually never heard of them. I'll search them out this week. I'm a hummus fiend and this looks fantastic!

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    1. Susan,
      You're quite welcome! I'm working to update my Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient to include recipes from other bloggers. I feel that this would be a better resource for folks like me who want ideas for what to do with the produce from the farm share, farmer's market, and garden. With permission, I'd like to add your Fresh Primer to my Garlic Recipes Collection.
      Thanks!

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  4. I don't think I ever knew there was such a thing as green garbanzo beans, now I'm intrigued. Love all types of hummus...now to check out all your hummus recipes!

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    1. Judy,
      Hummus is a fun thing to have on hand. Since it's been cold I simmered a pot of chick peas after dinner and whipped up a roasted beet and garlic hummus. Pretty and lightly pink--to preserve the tender sensibilities of my son who doesn't eat too many shockingly beet er I mean pink foods.
      Thanks!

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  5. I was wondering what to do with all the green garlic I've been getting in my CSA. It's this hummus!!

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    1. Kathy,
      Oh my goodness I've been finding green garlic recipes all over the web and adding them to my Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient. I hope that this will serve as a resource for you and other folks needing ideas!

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    1. Chastity,
      This is one of those recipes that you've got to make when the produce is ready, otherwise you've missed your window of opportunity.
      Thanks!

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  7. I love the idea of this and all your appetizer platters for dinner. They're perfect for me and go fantastic with a glass of white wine or a hard cider.

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    1. Meghan,
      Yes, a platter of appetizers is where I am at these days. I whipped up a beet hummus yesterday so the platters these days have a pinkish hue, but no matter.
      Thanks!

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  8. I have never seen green garbanzo beans before! I am sooo curious to try them ... they sound perfect in hummus.

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    1. Ann,
      The green garbanzos are pretty cute in hummus. I would use them in salads except I'd be worried they'd be mistaken for large capers and really confuse the taste buds of whoever was expecting the tang of a caper but got a garbanzo bean instead.
      Thanks!

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  9. Wonderful, healthy snack!!

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    1. Gwen,
      Healthy snacks make up for the package of dark chocolate McVities Digestives that I picked up yesterday. Dark chocolate digestives! I couldn't resist.
      Thanks!

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  10. I recently had fresh garbanzo beans (which were green). They were delicious. I will have to look for these as well. And I love coming up with new ways to use garlic scapes. I love them. If only I had a garden. Thanks for the new ideas.

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    1. Barrett,
      Wow, you are so creative in the kitchen, you'd have an explosion of inspiration if you had a garden!
      I've had fresh black eyed peas and crowder beans, but have never seen fresh garbanzos. Must take a look.
      Thanks!

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