Wild Garlic Hummus - One of the most popular dips in the world jazzed up with some gorgeous wild garlic. Perfect addition to any mezze platter, perfect with crudités, some toasted pitta bread or as a sandwich filling. Whatever you go for this hummus will most certainly wow you!
Wild garlic! My oh my! It's another delicacy I've discovered so far this year (next to blood oranges) and what discovery it was! Beautiful, green, almost baby spinach like and quite delicate too but don't let the appearance fool you as this baby packs a punch! If you are a garlic person like myself than you will most certainly love it. I've done some research and settled on couple of recipes which are simply perfect for wild garlic, one of which I'm sharing with you today. It is a variation on one of my favourite ever dips - Wild Garlic Hummus.
Super quick and easy (10 minutes prep is probably as quick as it gets) this hummus will not disappoint. Creamy, full of flavour from tahini and lemon and of course wild garlic kick. It's oh so good! I would really encourage you to make your own hummus as it's easy, cheap and there is no plastic packaging to throw out either. It is super versatile and freezer friendly so if it's only you who likes hummus in the family you can freeze it in small portions and take it out as and when you want it!
Tips for freezing hummus
- Freeze it in small portions in freezer proof containers with small amount of olive oil poured over to preserve moisture.
- Make sure you don't keep it in a freezer for too long (3-4 months max) as the longer you do the more likely it is going to affect its flavour and texture too. If you are hummus fiend, however, I'm sure it won't last that long in there anyway. 🙂
- The best way to defrost it (like anything else really) is in the fridge so take it out well in advance and give it time to thaw. Don't you even think about popping it in the microwave!!!
- Once defrosted, give it a good stir to mix in that olive oil you've poured on top before freezing and you are ready to go.
What if I don't have wild garlic? How can I adapt this hummus recipe?
If you don't happen to have wild garlic you can substitute it with couple of regular garlic cloves. That will produce lovely classic hummus which you can then pep up with some paprika or cumin or leave it as is, classic and delicious!
If you can't say no to garlic and are fan of dips, you might want to check out my delicious if oh so garlicky Perfect Greek Tzatziki which is simply divine with all sorts of grilled meats (now the BBQ weather is hopefully on its way) and fantastic as a dip for anything from sausage rolls, scotch eggs to crisps. Simply delicious!
For slightly different type of spread try this Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Pate. It is not only quick and easy to make but good for you and delicious too!
Wild Garlic Hummus - Step-By-Step Instructions
Some more wild garlic recipes you might enjoy:
Vegan Cheese Scones (with Wild Garlic)
Roast Chicken Traybake with Shallots & Wild Garlic Pesto
Wild Garlic Pesto Baked Salmon with Gnocchi
Wild Garlic Chicken Stew with Cheesy Dumplings
Wild Garlic Hummus
- 400 g tin of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoon Tahini paste (sesame seeds paste)
- 3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 50 g wild garlic washed and dried
- salt, pepper & some more olive oil for drizzling
- Pop rinsed and drained chickpeas in the food processor together with tahini paste, olive oil, lemon juice and some seasoning and blitz until smooth.
- Add washed and dried wild garlic and blitz some more. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary and serve with crudités, as part of mezze platter, with pitta bread or in a sandwich. Possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
- Nutritional information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
- I don't mind a little bit of texture to my hummus but if you are after really silky smooth consistency then consider peeling the skin of your chickpeas. It might seem a bit laborious but you will get smoother texture so might be worth additional 10 min.
- I like to serve my hummus drizzled with some more olive oil. You might also want to rescue few chickpeas from blitzing and instead pop them on top of your hummus. Yum!
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Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food says
I haven't yet tried wild garlic, but this post—combined with the spectacle of the vibrant piles on the farmers' market produce stands—has convinced me to give it a go. I've been really into hummus lately, although my first attempt at making it (starting from dried chickpeas, what a PAIN! ARRRGH!) very nearly discouraged me from doing it again. I am now convinced that starting with the tinned chickpeas is JUST FINE, and will be sublime in comparison to the sickly hummus at the grocery. Yours is such a lovely color, too!
Thanks Michelle! 🙂 Hats off to you for using dried chickpeas! I was tempted for all of 5 seconds to perhaps use dried chickpeas and make my hummus like 100% from scratch but then I thought life is too short lol. Tinned chickpeas are there for a reason and hummus turned out delicious! Definitely try wild garlic if you can get it at your farmer's market, it is a delight! x
I love hummus and I love garlic, so this is the perfect combo for me! Thanks for sharing to my World Food Linky 🙂 x
Thanks Jess! ? It’s such a fantastic dip, isn’t it? Middle Eastern dip with British seasonal twist ? x
Corina Blum says
This hummus looks delicious! I love to make my own hummus with all sorts of variations, usually adding different herbs and spices, but I would so much like to get my hands on some wild garlic so I can try this version! Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x
Thanks Corina! I have only recently started making my own hummus and haven’t looked back. It’s so quick and easy there is no excuse really. Wild garlic is fantastic here as flavour is amazing plus it gives it a nice colour too. Fingers crossed you manage to get some soon! X
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
Your hummus looks stunning and so full of flavour!
Thanks Kat! 🙂 Wild garlic is really incredible in it!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain says
What a great idea to use wild garlic in your hummus Jo. Hubby & I sometimes come across wild garlic on our walks at this time of year (it just depends where we go tbh), and we can smell the garlic aroma at quite a distance! To be honest we've never picked any but now I'm very (read that as VERY) tempted to pick some on our next walk. Thanks for the inspiration Jo,
Thank you Angela! I have been intrigued by wild garlic and wanted to try it for ages but unfortunately couldn't get my hands of any locally. I was so chuffed when it became available through my veg box delivery. Now there is no stopping me lol. Definitely pick some on your next walk, I'm sure you will love it! 🙂 x
Monika Dabrowski says
Great idea to add wild garlic to hummus! I am sure it's delicious! Thanks for bringing it to #CookBlogShare!
Thanks Monika! 🙂 I think wild garlic and hummus were made for each other lol. It really is a delicious combo. 🙂
I like a little bit of texture in my hummus as well. Can't go wrong with any kind of garlic in my opinion!
You definitely can't go wrong with any type of garlic 🙂 and hummus carries its flavour beautifully!