Contributed by Likewise

Recipe: Make butternut squash hummus full of flavor from Likewise

Likewise, in Ponce City Market’s Citizen Supply marketplace, has a gorgeous and tasty butternut squash hummus plate. Nestled in fresh veggies and served with toasted pita points, topped with fresh pomegranate seeds, it also looks and tastes healthy. I would love to add this recipe to my healthy eating plan. Could you share it with us? Thank you for providing us access to some of Atlanta’s best food secrets. — Laura Bellinger, Atlanta

Chef Jason Jimenez seems to enjoy playing around with classic flavors. For fall, he created this Butternut Squash Hummus recipe for newly opened Likewise. This month he’s serving carrot hummus with a coriander-mint relish and a pea shoot and almond garnish. The butternut squash version is slightly sweet from both the squash and the maple syrup. It’s actually a lighter take on the classic bean-based hummus recipes you’re accustomed to. But the relishes and garnishes take things up to a whole other level.

Jimenez also has a tip for the home hummus-maker. “Blend the hummus while the cooked beans and sauteed squash are still hot, adding a little of the cooking liquid to help them puree. Your hummus will come out very smooth if you blend while hot.”

From the menu of … Likewise, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.likewiseatlanta.com/

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