Sunchoke Hummus with Meyer Lemon

Sunchoke Hummus with Meyer Lemon
Will Budiaman


  • 1 pound  sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), scrubbed clean
  •   Two 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup  extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • cloves garlic, crushed
  •   Zest and juice of 1 Meyer lemon
  •  Pinch of  cayenne, plus more for garnish
  •   Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

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, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 240g 369%
  • Carbs 281g 94%
  • Saturated 32g 158%
  • Fiber 64g 255%
  • Sugars 79g
  • Monounsaturated 162g
  • Polyunsaturated 31g
  • Protein 71g 141%
  • Sodium 2,118mg 88%
  • Calcium 487mg 49%
  • Magnesium 307mg 77%
  • Potassium 3,161mg 90%
  • Iron 26mg 146%
  • Zinc 6mg 41%
  • Phosphorus 1,106mg 158%
  • Vitamin A 23µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 54mg 90%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 79%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 25%
  • Niacin (B3) 7mg 36%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 77%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 474µg 119%
  • Vitamin E 35mg 173%
  • Vitamin K 160µg 201%
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