The aromatic smell of it roasting in the oven, the sharp and pungent taste of it smeared on a piece of freshly baked bread, the lingering aftertaste on your skin… ah garlic, how I miss thee.
Many people in this world cannot eat garlic. And it’s not from disliking the taste, or are they vampires. Allergies to garlic (and the allium family) do exist in varying severity. On the allium allergy spectrum, I’d say I’m in the middle. I wouldn’t keel over and die, but the few hours after consuming onion or garlic will be painful while my body tries its best to digest whatever I’ve eaten.
So with this unfortunate business, how am I to enjoy things like pesto and hummus?
Do it without the garlic, of course! For the past few years, I’ve been whipping up this garlic-free hummus that isn’t lacking in taste or substance. It’s perfect every time.