Broccoli Hummus

Broccoli Hummus

Yield:  Two Cups

1 lb of broccoli crowns

2 garlic cloves

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed (or 1 cup cooked chickpeas)

2 tsp. ground cumin 

2 TBSP fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt,  to taste

1-2 TBSP tahini (sesame paste), to taste

1.  Steam the broccoli for five minutes until tender, but still bright.  Refresh with cold water and drain on paper towels.  (Very IMPORTANT...don't overcook or the color will be a muddy green).

2.  Turn on the food processor and drop in the garlic.  Scrape down and puree again.  Scrape down.

3.  Turn on the machine and slowly pour in the lemon juice and oil with the machine running.  Process until smooth.

4.  Add the tahini and salt to taste.  Blend well.  

Serve with veggies, and/or pita.