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turnip hummus

Servings: 2 -4
Author: Shelly


For the hummus

  • 1 large turnip or celeriac or parsley root - diced
  • ¼ cup tahini butter
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice - ½ lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Salt & pepper


  • Homemade croutons
  • Oregano leaves or any herb you have
  • Olive oil


  • Put the turnip in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil then simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Put the turnip with 2 - 3 tablespoons cooking liquid in a food processor. Add the rest of the hummus ingredients and process until smooth. If the mixture is too stiff add 1- 2 tablespoons water. Taste and correct seasoning.
  • To serve: put the hummus in a dip plate, spread it with a spatula or big spoon. Drizzle olive oil, add the toppings and garnish. You can eat this with pita bread, crackers, nachos and even croutons.
  • To make the croutons: dice a few slices of stale bread. Put on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle some salt and bake at 400F/200C for 10 - 15 minutes.