Tangy, lemony hummus pairs beautifully with roasted fennel and black olives. Slideshow:  More Hummus Recipes 

Sarah Bolla
Sarah Bolla
August 2013

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Credit: © Sarah Bolla

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On the baking sheet, toss the fennel quarters with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast the fennel for about 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, until the fennel is lightly golden brown in spots and tender.

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  • Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt, and process until smooth. Adjust the consistency of the hummus with 3 tablespoons of water and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Pulse a few more times until incorporated and smooth. Taste to adjust for seasoning and transfer to a serving dish. Top the hummus with the roasted fennel quarters and black olives. Garnish with parsley, drizzle lightly with the olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve alongside warm pita bread.

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