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White Almond and Artichoke Heart Hummus

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Quick Facts

Servings: 3
I'm a big fan of artichoke hearts, so this splendiferous spread embodies my heart's and taste buds' desires. Fresh artichoke hearts are best procured when in season and can be marinated, steamed, or roasted to taste. You can use store-bought (organic) artichoke hearts to save time. Look for water-packed or oil-packed artichoke hearts over those marinated with vinegar. If you choose to buy the artichoke hearts and the only kind available involves vinegar, they can be rinsed to mellow the flavor so it doesn't overpower all else. This recipe is also great using chickpeas.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, soaked and peeled or chickpeas
  • 2 Tbs raw tahini or pine nuts
  • 4 artichoke hearts, divided
  • extra-virgin olive oil or filtered water
  • sea salt

Directions

  • Place the almonds or chickpeas, tahini or pine nuts, and 3 of the prepared artichoke hearts in a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until silky smooth. Add olive oil and/or filtered water to aid blending if necessary. It may be necessary to scrape the walls of the blender or food processor and continue to blend to achieve an even, smooth consistency.
  • Season to taste with sea salt.
  • Chop the remaining artichoke heart and fold into the hummus.
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Serving Suggestion: This hummus can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 228
  Calories from Fat 53 (23%)
(10%)Total Fat 6g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(21%)Sodium 514mg
(13%)Potassium 449mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
(37%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(19%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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