Piccata-Style Hummus

Today’s post is all about a sandwich.  No cheese or latin flair; just all around whole grain bread (with seeds!) goodness.

I wanted to make a sort of bean-smash for a beet sandwich idea I had drooled over in my head for about 20 minutes.  After looking at sandwich recipes on the web, I came across this photo on Pinterest (looks good, right!?) and really liked the flavor combinations – which are perfect, REALLY.  So, I decided to create my own version of hummus using lemon and artichokes.

And now, I give you:

Piccata-Style Hummus
Piccata-Style Hummus

Piccata-Style Hummus

1 and 1/3 cup cooked chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
1 clove garlic
2 teaspoons tahini
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons water
salt and pepper to taste

1 whole artichoke heart, chopped (around 1/3 cup)
1 teaspoon capers
1/8 of lemon rind, minced

Lemon Rind: great to add to  cookies, cakes, and Hummus!
Lemon Rind: great to add to cookies, cakes, and Hummus!

Before we begin: I’ve intentionally “grouped” the ingredients into two groups (hopefully) to help ease preparation.

Directions: In a blender, combine 1st group of ingredients (chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, water, and S&P).  Blend until smooth.  Next, add 2nd group of ingredients (artichoke heart, lemon rind, and capers).  Blend until remainder of ingredients are coarsely chopped and combined.

Piccata-Style Hummus
Piccata-Style Hummus

Yum.  It goes great with this sandwich or pita and veggie “chips.”  Happy eating!

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