Try this tasty alternative to traditional hummus, featuring Hawaiʻi grown ʻulu. Serve with chips, crackers, veggies or use as a spread on sandwiches and topping on salads.
12 oz ‘ulu
1 1⁄4 cups hot water
3 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp for garnish
½ lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic, peeled
¾ tsp salt
¾ tsp cumin
2 tbsp tahini (optional)
Paprika or parsley for garnish
Defrost ‘ulu by steaming for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
Set aside and let cool completely, then chop into 1” cubes.
Place ‘ulu into a food processor with other ingredients and puree until smooth – 2 to 3 minutes. If too thick, add more water until desired consistency is reached.
Garnish with olive oil and paprika or parsley.
Tip: do not blend ‘ulu when hot or consistency may turn sticky like poi!