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Lemon Artichoke Hummus


I love hummus! I love artichokes! So it was obvious that I needed to make an artichoke-flavored hummus! I used a little more lemon juice in this than I usually do when making hummus, so it turned out to be a Lemon Artichoke flavor. I loosely based my recipe from one I saw at Allrecipes, using most of the same ingredients– just different amounts–to get the flavor and creamy consistency I wanted.

This is a great-tasting hummus and I love the artichoke and lemon flavors together–they give the hummus a nice punch! It does need a little salt, too, to enhance the flavor. If you are a hummus fan, you will have to try this one out!


Makes about 2 3/4 cups

  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained (or you can use cannellini beans)
  • (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: chopped fresh or dried parsley for garnish

Place all ingredients in a food processor or high-power blender. Blend until mixture is smooth and creamy. Spoon into a small bowl and serve with veggies, crackers, or pita bread or chips.

Let’s see now…here are all the other hummus flavors I’ve made so far: Traditional Hummus, Black Olive Hummus, Black Bean Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, and Pumpkin Hummus. I’m not sure which I like best–I don’t think I’ve had a hummus flavor I didn’t like! What’s your favorite kind of hummus?


Cheesy Hot Artichoke Dips

The first time I had a hot artichoke dip was up in Kansas City at a friend’s home. She had a dinner party and served it as her appetizer. I had never had anything like it and it was so good! Since then, I’ve seen several variations of  hot artichoke dips. I found this first recipe at Kraft FoodsI’m also including other versions that I’ve found in a few cookbooks. The recipes are all pretty similar, so you can take your pick…the Kraft recipe has both spinach and artichokes in it and most of the others just have artichokes mixed with the other ingredients.

This is a great appetizer for dinner and a tasty snack if you’re watching a football game with a group of friends. You can serve it with crackers and/or veggies and it also goes well with those large scoop corn chips. Here’s the Kraft recipe I made…it smells so good when you take it out of the oven, you’re going to want to eat it up right away!

Makes 2 3/4 cup or 22 (2 Tbsp.) servings
  • 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, finely chopped
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup light or regular mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2–1 tsp. garlic powder (I used 1 tsp. because I like a stronger garlic flavor)
  • additional 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese for sprinkling on top (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Spoon into a 9-inch quiche dish or pie plate. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. If you want to sprinkle additional Mozzarella cheese on top, add that the last 3 to 5 minutes of baking). Serve with crackers, assorted cut-up fresh veggies, or large scooping corn chips.
VARIATIONS ON THIS DIP: You can substitute 1 envelope (0.7 oz.) GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing Mix for the garlic powder.
To make a SPINACH AND MUSHROOM DIP, substitute 1 cup chopped mushrooms for the artichokes.

If you want to try some other Artichoke Dip recipes, here they are…enjoy!

The next four recipes are from Chip & Dip Lovers Cook Book.
  • 1 (14-oz.) can artichokes, drained
  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In large bowl, mash artichokes with a fork. Add mayonnaise and cheese. Spread the mixture in a small baking pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until top is slightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

  • 2 (6-oz.) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained and diced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. dried tarragon

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook over very low heat for about 30 minutes. Transfer to a medium serving bowl and serve warm.

(This recipe is very similar to one on the Hellmann’s® site called Creamy Hot Artichoke Dip)
  • 1 (14-oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (you can use freshly grated or the kind that comes in a canister, like the Kraft® brand)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)
To Microwave: Place the ingredients in a microwave dish and stir to mix. Microwave on medium for 5 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
To Bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in 1-quart casserole. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until heated through.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

  • 1 (14-oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (7-oz.) can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Combine the ingredients in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for about 3 minutes. Serve warm. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

The next two recipes are from By Special Request: Old Recipes for a New Generation.

ARTICHOKE PARTY DIP (this one’s not a hot dip, but it sounded good)

  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 2 (.7-oz.) packages Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 (14-oz.) can artichoke hearts
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce

Squeeze liquid from artichoke hearts and chop into small pieces. Mix all ingredients and chill. Serve with chips or crackers.

  • 2 (14-oz.) cans artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash Tabasco sauce

Drain artichokes well. Chop and combine with all ingredients. Spoon into a greased 1-quart casserole dish. Bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve hot with melba rounds or crackers.