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Garlic Festival - Ideas & Recipes

Thank you to everyone who came to the Garlic Festival last Saturday at Plant Fair Nursery. It was wonderful having Ram Khalsa and Rich Johnson talking about all the tricks of getting a great garlic harvest and I had fun making samples of my favorite hummus recipe and discussing some garlic cooking tips. Below, I am sharing the handout with everyone who missed the event and the hummus recipe. Have fun integrating this healthy plant into your cooking.

Here is the handout:

Cooking Techniques for Garlic
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And the recipes:

Basic Hummus


1 can chickpeas

2 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoon soy sauce

1 Tablespoon tahini paste

3 cloves chopped garlic (optional)

4 to 8 T water


Put all ingredients in a blender, starting with just 4 tablespoons of water. Add additional water to get the thickness you desire.

This is a hummus base, you can now add additional ingredients of your choice to develop the profile you desire.

Variations (add the additional items to the basic recipe):


3 Tablespoon chopped sun dried tomato

3 Tablespoon chopped kalamata olives

1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped or ½ teaspoon dried


3 Tablespoon chopped cucumbers

3 Tablespoon chopped roasted red pepper

3 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

½ teaspoon Herbs de Provence

squeeze of lemon to top


2 Tablespoon green chili

¼ teaspoon Trader Joe’s chili and lime

¼ teaspoon cumin powder

2 tablespoons cilantro

lime sweeze on top

Source: Plant Powered Payson


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