Lemon-Artichoke Hummus

I know that I have told you that most of my new roommates are vegetarians, but I don’t think I have told you that I finally am living with a fellow foodie! Kelcey is my good friend from high school; I can’t even go into all the stories that we have from the past seven years. She is a nutrition major, works at whole foods and does personal chef work for people around Boulder- can’t get much better than that right? I have never lived with someone who has a passion for cooking too, so obviously I am excited about this! I am also excited to see her vegetarian recipe ideas, since I mainly focus my meals around meat. I know that some more veggie recipes will make some of you very happy, so stay tuned! Either way, Kelcey and I wanted to make hummus for our other roommate’s 21st birthday, yes another 21st.

Kelcey had this amazing lemon-artichoke hummus recipe idea from Cooks Illustrated that was AMAZING! I am in love with artichoke, especially now that I know how to trim one myself, haha. Although I decided it is not worth the money and time to trim your own, I think it is smarter to buy the canned hearts. Lucky for me, Kelcey made another batch of this this week, so I have been eating even more of it! The artichoke and lemon give a great citrusy, tangy kick. I’m telling you, this is probably the best hummus I have ever had.

4.5 from 6 reviews
Lemon-Artichoke Hummus
Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
  • 1 
cup canned artichoke heart (rinsed, dried & chopped)
  • 4 
tbsp lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • ¼ 
cup water
  • 6 
tbsp tahini (stirred well)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 1
 (14 oz) can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • ½ 
tsp salt
  • ¼ 
tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (divided)
  • 2 
tsp fresh parsley
  1. Set aside ¼ cup of the artichokes for garnish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the water and lemon juice. In another bowl, whisk the tahini and olive oil together.
  3. In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, ¾ cup artichokes, garlic, salt, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper and lemon zest (about 15 seconds). Use a spatula to scrape ingredients off the sides of the bowl.
  4. Turn the processor on and add the lemon water slowly through the top. Scrape the sides again and continue to blend (about 1 minute).
  5. Again, turn the processor on, slowly add the tahini oil mixture, and process until smooth (about 15 seconds), continuing to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  6. Place the hummus into a bowl and garnish with the extra artichokes, parsley and ¼ tsp cayenne pepper.
  7. Set stand at least 30 minutes, then drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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49 Responses to Lemon-Artichoke Hummus

  1. Karen Harris says:

    I usually make red pepper hummus but this looks like a great change. I am a real fan of both Cooks Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen, so if both of you say it’s a great recipe then I’m in!

  2. I’ve been looking for a good hummus recipe and this sounds really good! Will give it a try soon!

  3. Stephanie says:

    oooh i’ve been craving a really solid hummus recipe…might have to try this! never thought to throw some artichokes in! thanks for the recipe! :)

  4. An unique combination for hummus. Looks very tempting.

  5. And let me add, I can tell a few stories about you and Kelcey also! :-)

  6. Oh this hummus does sound amazing!! I would glady eat a whole bowl of it.

  7. What a lovely hummus! I can’t wait to make it. Your apartment sounds like the place to be at on a weekend 😉

  8. I love hummus too but the plain stuff gets old. I love trying new vareities. I am a big fan of roasted red pepper. This sounds delicious! I really need to start using artichokes more. You can usually find frozen ones too.

  9. Peggy says:

    Oooh… I’ve never had a hummus with artichoke before! I’m definitely going to have to try this soon =)

  10. A fantastic variation on a classic and a staple in this Middle Eastern household. Looks beautiful!

  11. Alyce says:

    Yum. this looks so good.

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  13. Congrats on Top 9! The combination of flavors in this hummus sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it.

  14. Wow this sounds amazing!!! I love making my own hummus, and I usually add lemon for bright flavor, but adding artichoke is a great idea. I especially love those bigger chunks of artichoke – I could imagine scooping it up with a pita for a big bite! 😉

  15. Adelina says:

    I like to change up the classic hummus once in a while and this sounds like a perfect way to do it. Our whole family loves artichokes so I think this would be a great hit. Thanks!

  16. Liz says:

    I LOVE hummus and the artichokes sound like a delicious addition. Printing off to try :)

  17. Megan says:

    We have been on a veg kick at our house….and I LOVE Cooks Illustrated…. can’t go wrong there! The addition of artichoke hearts is genius! Congrats on that top spot in the Top 9! Awesome!
    – Megan

  18. Elaine says:

    Wow, that looks amazing. This is a great spin on the classic recipe and I would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Marsha says:

    I love, love, love lemon artichoke hummus. I buy it at my whole foods store but have wanted to have my own recipe for a very long time. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!!

  20. Sandra says:

    Congrats on Top 9 this looks amazing!

  21. RavieNomNoms says:

    Sounds and looks fantastic!!

  22. This looks so good! Two of my favorite foods in one? Don’t mind if I do!

  23. Kimberly says:

    I love hummus. and this looks really tasty, i just have to make it. thanks

  24. Thanks! Welcome, hope you enjoy my posts =)

  25. Ann says:

    Congratulations on having a foodie roommate and the hummus looks amazing!

  26. Lori Lynn says:

    Now that sounds like a real winner.
    Congrats on T-9!

  27. Kelly says:

    Oh I just love hummus and this sounds delicious! The lemon sounds perfect! :)

  28. Sarah says:

    Hi! This sounds so amazing. I am super excited to try this since I absolutely love hummus, but espcially artichokes! I will eat artichokes any way, they are so so good. Thanks for sharing and I hope you do post more vegetarian recipes like this! :)

  29. Eliot says:

    I love hummus and can’t wait to try this!

  30. What a great hummus! Congrats on Top 9 Today!

  31. Lovely flavors for a hummus and congrats on getting a foodie roommate :)

  32. Val says:

    I love the flavour combination of artichokes,lemon and hummus. Sounds like a fancy version of hummus, perfect for celebrating 21st birthdays 😉

  33. clarie says:

    These are my two favorite flavors, ever. What a great great choice!!

  34. Audrey says:

    I have never yet made my own hummus. It’s so nice that me and both daughters enjoy all flavors of hummus, but we buy it at either Costco or Trader Joes. You make it look so easy.

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  36. Sacre Foie says:

    Delish! I’ll be making this very soon.

  37. Betsy says:

    I’m a total hummus addict and this sounds fab! We’d love it if you would link up your recipe at seasonalpotluck.com March is artichoke month! http://bit.ly/zRfNjo

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  39. Emily says:

    Delicious! Thanks!

  40. Vicky says:

    I’ve made this several times now and absolutely love it!

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  46. Nikki says:

    I just made this and I cannot tell you how fantastic this is. In fact, this is the first time I have made hummus and it was so easy. But the fresh flavor is amazing. Thank you for this recipe.

  47. Great to hear! No matter how many hummus combos I try, this one is always my favorite!

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