Easy Wild Garlic Hummus is a really versatile recipe using chickpeas and wild garlic to make a flavour-packed dip or spread in your food processor. Hummus always contains garlic so wild garlic is an easy substitution.
What is Wild Garlic?
Wild Garlic is also known as Ransoms and is a leafy plant which appears in spring. You can eat the young leaves and the flowers which both have a pungent smell of garlic but are mild in flavour.
It’s best to pick the leaves when they are young before the flowers start to bloom. Later in the season, the wild garlic leaves become tough.
Sometimes I forget just how fortunate I am to live in the country. When Spring comes I am reminded of the joys of country living when everything starts to grow again.
Close to where I live there are some woods with a burn (stream) running through them and this is my favourite place to walk. The Wild Garlic (Ransoms) grows all along the banks of the burn and into the woodland. It even spills out onto the roadsides.
Always pick wild garlic far from the roadside and traffic pollution. Get more information about foraging for wild garlic on the Countryfile website
How do you prepare Wild Garlic?
Wash the Wild Garlic carefully then you can use it just as you would other herbs. Or store it wrapped in damp kitchen paper and a plastic bag in the salad drawer of the fridge. It will keep for 2 or 3 days stored like this without any ill effect.
Can you freeze Wild Garlic?
You can chop it finely and put in ice cube trays then cover with olive oil. Drop these cubes into soups and stews to add a little wild garlic flavour.
Can you freeze Easy Wild Garlic Hummus?
Yes, hummus freezes really well. Divide your hummus into individual containers label and freeze. Thaw the hummus overnight in the fridge and give it a stir.
You can also keep hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days depending on the rating for your fridge.
Please be very careful what you pick and where you pick it from, getting someone to show you which plants are safe is the best way to learn.
More Wild Garlic Recipes from Farmersgirl Kitchen
Wild Garlic, Ham and Pea Chowder is the most delicious hearty soup. It has a mild garlic flavour and a creamy texture.
Savoury Wild Garlic Scones are perfect to serve with Wild Garlic Hummus or cheese as a snack or packed lunch. Or serve as a tasty alternative to bread with soup.
Wild Garlic Blender Pesto is such a quick and easy sauce to make. Serve with pasta, risotto and grilled meats.
More Wild Garlic Recipes
Wild Garlic Chimichurri – Lost in Food
Wild Garlic Butter – Something Sweet, Something Savoury
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Easy Wild Garlic Hummus
- 250 g cooked chickpeas
- 3 tablespoons of tahini
- 1 lemon juiced
- 50 g wild garlic roughly torn
- 60 ml olive oil
- Put all the ingredients into your food processor and process until you have a smooth textured paste.
- Add chickpea cooking liquid (or liquid from the can) or water until you have the thickness and texture you prefer.