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.