Italian Pickled Vegetable Giardiniera Hummus
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Italian Pickled Vegetable (Giardiniera) Hummus

Enjoy this Italian Pickled Vegetable (Giardiniera) Hummus as a dip, sandwich spread or salad topper.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword chickpeas, dip, gluten free, hummus, meatless monday, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Author Sherri Hall

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can no salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup fancy giardiniera, packed and stems removed from peppers (I used Cento brand)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons jarred giardiniera liquid
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Add chickpeas, giardiniera, jarred giardiniera liquid, garlic, lemon juice and salt to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Begin processing on low speed.
  • While processing, slowly add the olive oil.
  • Process on high speed until smooth and creamy and no chunks remain. You may have to stop to scrape down the sides and continue processing.
  • Once the hummus has a smooth consistency, transfer to serving bowl and garnish with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.