The Insider's Guide to Healthy Hawaii: Taro Hummus

Use this Hawaiian staple to make a new favorite snack.

Medically reviewed in January 2022

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. taro, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained, and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Instructions
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.

This content originally appeared on Island Scene.

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