Spinach-Artichoke Hummus and Cheesy Toast

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:00 PM, November 6, 2007

Aired November 6, 2007

Serves 4-6 servings
1 15-ounce can chickpeas
2 tablespoons tahini
1 garlic clove
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 10-ounce box chopped frozen spinach, defrosted and drained well
1 15-ounce can artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
1/2 to 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Asiago cheese
1 baguette, cut into slices 1/4-inch thick

Preheat broiler to high.

In the food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, freshly ground black pepper and EVOO, and puree until smooth.

Transfer the hummus to a bowl, add the spinach, artichokes, 1/4 cup of the grated cheese and mix to combine.

Sprinkle the remaining grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Asiago cheese on the baguette slices and toast them under the broiler until the cheese is golden and melted. Serve the hummus with the cheesy toasts alongside.