Green Garlic Hummus

Green garlic packs wallop of garlicky goodness into this easy appetizer. This hummus is best served and eaten right away, since the flavor will intensify. Serve with crackers, pita bread, or fresh veggies.

INGREDIENTS:

1 bunch green garlic (6 to 8 stalks), cleaned, trimmed and chopped
2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

METHOD:

Place chopped green garlic into a food processor bowl and pulse until very finely chopped. Add the lemon juice and salt and process until puréed. Add the chickpeas and pulse until mixture is combined. While processor is running, drizzle in olive oil until a puree forms again. Stir in lemon zest. Adjust seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice as needed.