Sunday, September 4, 2011

Peanut Butter and Chickpea Hummus

I enjoying my day reading Nigella Lawon's cookbook, Nigella Kitchen, when I came across a recipe for peanut butter hummus.  My mind started to whirl... peanut butter instead of tahini paste.  Why not!  I love the recipe, but I did make some changes (hopefully for the better... sorry Nigella).  I luckily had all the ingredients right in my fridge and pantry and made it right then and there.  I was very happy with the result.  Next time you're in a fix for some hummus and don't have any tahini around... think peanut butter.

2 (15oz) cans of chickpeas drained
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
1/3 cup of creamy peanut butter
2 tsp of cumin powder
2 tsp of sesame oil
1 tsp of paprika
2 cloves of grated garlic
juice of one lemon (about 3 Tbs)
1 spicy chili (seeded)
salt to taste
chopped peanuts (optional garnish)
1Tbs of olive oil

Put all in the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it becomes a pureed consistency. If it's took think add more olive oil. Serve with toasted pita chips and enjoy.

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  1. Great idea for when you are short on tahini! I love hummus~

  2. This is a revelation for me. I never would have thought of this. Tahini is something I have to go looking for whereas I always have peanut butter. Such a great idea

  3. At first when I read this I kind of scrunched up my nose. But on second though, it makes total sense. I grew up on "normal" hummus so it may take my brain a while to wrap itself around peanut butter hummus, but I like the sound of it. :)

  4. I never thought to put peanut butter in hummus, but...why not, right?

  5. hi curry and comfort, this is something new to me.. think it's easy to follow this appetizing recipe. will give it a try,
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  6. Cool! I just made a sweet hummus the other day!

  7. Ramona! What an awesome recipe! This is so creative! While I would never have thought to put this together...somehow it makes sense! It really looks pretty, too...and I love the chopped peanuts on top! : )

  8. ohhhhh, what a great idea!!! I've never had a sweet hummus like this, but I bet it's fantastic!

  9. This hummus looks great! I have never tried it with PB in it before- but it sounds great!

  10. What a great idea! I bet everyone loved this....I'm a fan of hummus and I suspect this was delicious!

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