I told you last week that I was damn near convinced heart of palm would make a tremendous substitute for chickpeas in a hummus recipe. In my ongoing research for the chapter "Bitches Love Dip" in the inevitable Paleo cookbook that Jenna and I will produce (hello, publishers!!!), it was just a matter of time before I actually got after this endeavor.
"Okay, what the hell is WRONG with beans??? They're good for you!! And omfg, I will NOT give up hummus. You're a TFI." (Editor's note: TFI = Total Fucking Idiot. I'm trying to make this happen. Help a sista out.)
And regardless of whether you're into Paleo, heart of palm has 2/3 less calories than chickpeas. Eh?? Ehhhh???
Heart of Palm Hummus (or Faux-mmus)
Makes about 1.5 cups
- 1 14 oz. can heart of palm, drained
- 3 Tbsp. tahini
- 2-4 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper
Put all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until desired consistency is reached. Add more olive oil if hummus seems to thick. Serve with carrots, sliced cucumber, or pork rinds.