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Mangoes' Roasted Garlic Chickpea Puree
From: Valeria

For the person who was seeking a hummus recipe earlier in the week, here's the recipe for hummus that was in the food section of our regional newspaper this week.

  • 2 cups soft-cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup roasted garlic (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process on medium high until smooth and creamy in texture.
Taste and adjust seasoning according to preference.

Note: One elephant garlic bulb will yield just the right amount of roasted garlic for this recipe.
This extra-large garlic is slightly sweeter than its smaller counterpart, but is perfect for this recipe.
To roast, trim the top of the bulb; do not seperate cloves.
Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Test with a wooden pick to ensure softness and then allow to cool before proceeding with the recipe.