Wild garlic! My oh my! It’s another delicacy I’ve discovered so far this year (next to blood oranges) and what discovery it was! Beautiful, green, almost baby spinach like and quite delicate too but don’t let the appearance fool you as this baby packs a punch! If you are a garlic person like myself than you will most certainly love it. I’ve done some research and settled on couple of recipes which are simply perfect for wild garlic, one of which I’m sharing with you today. It is a variation on one of my favourite ever dips – Wild Garlic Hummus.
Super quick and easy (10 minutes prep is probably as quick as it gets) this hummus will not disappoint. Creamy, full of flavour from tahini and lemon and of course wild garlic kick. It’s oh so good! I would really encourage you to make your own hummus as it’s easy, cheap and there is no plastic packaging to throw out either. It is super versatile and freezer friendly so if it’s only you who likes hummus in the family you can freeze it in small portions and take it out as and when you want it!
Tips for freezing hummus
- Freeze it in small portions in freezer proof containers with small amount of olive oil poured over to preserve moisture.
- Make sure you don’t keep it in a freezer for too long (3-4 months max) as the longer you do the more likely it is going to affect its flavour and texture too. If you are hummus fiend, however, I’m sure it won’t last that long in there anyway. 🙂
- The best way to defrost it (like anything else really) is in the fridge so take it out well in advance and give it time to thaw. Don’t you even think about popping it in the microwave!!!
- Once defrosted, give it a good stir to mix in that olive oil you’ve poured on top before freezing and you are ready to go.
If you don’t happen to have wild garlic you can substitute it with couple of regular garlic cloves. That will produce lovely classic hummus which you can then pep up with some paprika or cumin or leave it as is, classic and delicious!
If you can’t say no to garlic and are fan of dips, you might want to check out my delicious if oh so garlicky Perfect Greek Tzatziki which is simply divine with all sorts of grilled meats (now the BBQ weather is hopefully on its way) and fantastic as a dip for anything from sausage rolls, scotch eggs to crisps. Simply delicious!
One of the most popular dips in the world jazzed up with some gorgeous wild garlic. Perfect addition to any mezze platter, perfect with crudités, some toasted pitta bread or as a sandwich filling. Whatever you go for this hummus will most certainly wow you!
- 400 g tin of chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 2 Tbsp Tahini paste (sesame seeds paste)
- 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 50 g wild garlic washed and dried
- salt, pepper & some more olive oil for drizzling
Pop rinsed and drained chickpeas in the food processor together with tahini paste, olive oil, lemon juice and some seasoning and blitz until smooth.
Add washed and dried wild garlic and blitz some more. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary and serve with crudités, as part of mezze platter, with pitta bread or in a sandwich. Possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
- I don't mind a little bit of texture to my hummus but if you are after really silky smooth consistency then consider peeling the skin of your chickpeas. It might seem a bit laborious but you will get smoother texture so might be worth additional 10 min.
- I like to serve my hummus drizzled with some more olive oil. You might also want to rescue few chickpeas from blitzing and instead pop them on top of your hummus. Yum!
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Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by Corina at Searching for Spice
Brilliant Blog Posts hosted by Vicki at Honest Mum Blog
Recipe of the Week hosted by Emily at A Mummy Too
World-Food Linky hosted by Jess at Jess East and Travels