Sunchoke Hummus with Meyer Lemon

Sunchoke Hummus with Meyer Lemon
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Sunchoke Hummus with Meyer Lemon

Will Budiaman

Sunchoke Hummus with Meyer Lemon

I'm typically a stickler for authenticity, but when I heard we were doing hummus, I couldn't help but get a little creative with it, especially when I saw that sunchokes were available at the store. Inspired, while admittedly being unsure of how it would turn out, I set out to make a sunchoke hummus. Why not?

Luckily, it turned out pretty well — at least, I like to think so. A little fruity sweetness from the Meyer lemon and an earthy richness from the sunchokes pair off well with the usual chickpeas and hint of sharp raw garlic.

And experimenting with new ingredients or combinations of ingredients is part of the fun of cooking. It's easy to forget that sometimes the best cooking requires no recipe at all. Or maybe that should read, "The best recipes require no cooking at all." Well, either way, here's my recipe for sunchoke hummus.

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Place the sunchokes in a medium-sized pot and cover with cold water. Cook over high heat until very tender, about 35-40 minutes (a fork should be able to pierce the flesh easily). Remove from heat and drain. Cut the larger pieces roughly into 1-inch chunks.

Combine the sunchokes, chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest and juice, and cayenne in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth (you may need to do this in batches). Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve garnished with additional olive oil, cayenne, and the parsley.


Calories per serving:

432 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 30g 46%
  • Carbs 35g 12%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Fiber 8g 32%
  • Sugars 10g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 9g 18%
  • Sodium 265mg 11%
  • Calcium 61mg 6%
  • Magnesium 38mg 10%
  • Potassium 395mg 11%
  • Iron 3mg 18%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 138mg 20%
  • Vitamin A 3µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 11%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 3%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 59µg 15%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 20µg 25%
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