I think I am running out of stories behind all the different hummus flavors I am making. The long story short is I just love hummus and after tasting the creaminess of sunchokes, I knew it would make a really good hummus, and so I made one!
Have you ever used Dukkah before? It is an Egyptian spice that traditionally includes nuts hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander, and cumin. You can easily make this combination at home, but I also found the spice mix at Trader Joes’s Trader Joe’s version includes almond, sesame seeds, fennel, coriander, and anise. For me the anise was a little strong in this version. The spice is most often used on meats and seafood and can also be used in olive oil to dip with pita, so hummus seemed a natural next step.
Sunchoke & Dukkah Hummus
there are endless amounts of hummus flavors, but this sunchoke recipe might be my favorite so far.
- 3 small sunchokes
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 2 tbsp pickled onions
- 1 green onion diced
- 1 tsp dukkah
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Wash and peel the sunchokes. Take 1 sunchoke and thinly slice a mandolin.
Cut the remaining sunchokes into small cubes.
Place both sunchokes on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook the thinly sliced ones for 8 minutes and then flip for another 5 minutes. Cook the diced sunchokes for about 20 minutes.
Drain and reserve 2-4 tbsp of the liquid from the two cans of of chickpeas.
Pat dry and remove the skins.
Add the chickpeas to a blender. Add the diced tahini, olive oil, garlic, and juice from 1/2 lemon.
Let the sunchokes cool and add them to the blender.
Blend on high until combined. Add in tbsp of the chickpea liquid one tablespoon at a time until the hummus is smooth.
Add the hummus onto a plate.
Add the pickled onions, made ahead of time.
Add the crispy sunchoke pieces, chopped green onions, and sukkah.
Serve with pita and veggies.
There are not too many substitutions for hummus, but if this recipe doesn’t peak your interest try my other hummus recipes!