taro hummus

Craig DeSilva
May 08, 2019

Taro—it’s not just for poi. Taro, or kalo, can even be used for hummus. Serve as a dip for vegetables or spread on crackers.


  • 1 lb. taro, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Place a steamer basket in a medium saucepan and add an inch or two of water. (The water shouldn’t touch the bottom of the basket.) Place cubed taro in basket and bring water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and steam taro until tender. Remove taro from basket and cool.

Place taro and remaining ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Makes about 3 cups.

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