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Chard Stalk Hummus

“This is my favorite recipe for using up the stems and stalks of greens rather than throwing them away. Chard stalk hummus is a traditional Lebanese dish that resembles baba ghanoush in flavor.” Dip carrots, cukes, and lettuce to serve.

Author Adapted from The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly, p. 67

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped chard stalks (approximately)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • swirl of olive oil
  • chopped herbs: parsley, thyme, etc., for garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the chard stalks and boil for 5-10 minutes (depending on how thick they are) until the stalks are very soft.

  2. Drain well, squeezing out any excess water, and add the stalks to a food processor, along with the garlic, tahini, salt, and lemon juice. Pulse continuously until the dip is slightly chunky and still has some bite to it, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Serve with a generous swirl of oil on top and a sprinkle of fresh chopped herbs, if desired.