Grilled Ramp Hummus

Great snack or appetizer served with some grilled pita bread. The hummus gets this great green color and has that wonderfully mild garlic and lemon taste.

Serves 4

You will need:
12 ramps
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
1⁄3 cup tahini
2 lemons, just the juice
1 lemon, just the grated zest
2 tablespoons water pinch of red chili flakes

  1. Preheat oven to 380°F.
  2. Toss the ramps in oil and place in an ovenproof dish.
  3. Bake until soft, about 6–8 minutes, cool. Set 2 ramps aside for garnish.
  4. Place ramps, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, zest, and water in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  5. Spoon into a bowl and add some red chili flakes, some olive oil, and the remaining ramps.