Root Vegetable Hummus


Makes 24 14-oz. servings.
Root Vegetable Hummus


  • 1 lb. Rutabaga
  • 1 lb. Celery Root
  • 2½ c. Primo Gusto Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Jumbo Carrots
  • 1 lb. Fennel
  • 1 lb. Leeks
  • to taste Kosher Salt
  • to taste Trade East Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ c. Sesame Seed Tahini Paste
  • ¼ oz. Roasted Garlic
  • 2 ct. Markon Lemons, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. Turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp. Trade East Ground Celery Seed Spice
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Mist Cooking & Seasoning Spray
  • 48 ct. GFS Dark Rye Bread
  • 12 oz. Markon Ready-Set-Serve Wild Baby Arugula
  • ¾ c. (Recipe) Mustard Seed Relish

Recipe Preparation

Preparation Instructions
1. Peel the rutabagas. Dice into 1" squares. Place in boiling salted water. Simmer until just cooked through. Place in a colander. Allow to drain. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Allow to cool.

2. Peel the celery root and carrots. Keep separate. Cook times will vary. Place in mixing bowls. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over each vegetable. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place on parchment-lined sheet pans. Place in a 350°F convection oven. Cook 30 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool.

3. Trim the fennel and leeks. Slice thin. Place 1 oz. of olive oil in a heated sauté pan. Add the fennel and leeks. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until tender. Allow to cool.

4. Place the rutabagas, celery root, carrots fennel, leeks, 2 c. of olive oil, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, turmeric and celery seed in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. In small batches place in a food processor and chop until smooth. Place in a storage container. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

To prepare à la carte:
1. Spray both sides of two pieces of bread with the olive oil spray. Grill on both sides until browned and crunchy.

2. Place ½ oz. of arugula on a serving plate. Place 4 oz. of root vegetable hummus on top of the arugula. Place 1 Tbsp. of mustard seed relish on top of the hummus. Slice the bread slices diagonally. Stack them next to the hummus.