Try A New Flavor of Hummus
May 14, 2014 14 Comments
Hummus is one of the wonderful healthy foods – creamy, nutty, and spectacular with raw vegetables.
I am one of those people that is seriously hooked on hummus. Regular hummus is flavored with garlic, lemon juice, and tahini (sesame paste).
Would it work to flavor it with something else? I say, “Yes!”
This recipe features the flavors of Thai food – peanuts, coconut, ginger, curry, lime juice, and spicy peppers – and let me tell you – this is mind blowing. I kept dipping my pita and carrots in this and doing a happy dance.
This makes a great sandwich spread or topping for rice (brown or white) and vegetables. You could put this on pasta or spread it on crackers.
Be careful working with the jalapeño pepper. It is hard to know how spicy the one you purchase is going to be without tasting it. I always pick up my peppers with a plastic bag wrapped around my hand. When I remove the seeds, I use gloves (or wash my hands thoroughly after handling the pepper). Taste a little bit of the pepper and if it is SUPER spicy, you may want to add less.
Do you make your own hummus? What do you add to flavor it?
Thai Hummus Recipe
Makes 3 cups
1 jalapeño, seeded
1-15.5 ounce can chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans)
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
¼ cup water
1 lime, juiced
3 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Place jalapeño in bowl of food processor and chop until minced. Drain chickpeas and add to food processor with peanut butter, water, lime juice, shredded coconut, curry powder, turmeric, and ginger. Blend well until you achieve a creamy constancy. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
For ¼ cup serving = 89 calories, 4.7 g fat, 0.9 g saturated fat, 7.7 g carbohydrates, 0.8 g sugar, 4.5 g protein, 2.1 g fiber, 17 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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