I dont know about you… but hummus is one of the best veggie, chip, pretzel… anything dip really! Its rich, creamy, and oh so filling…. Just my style!! When I travelled to the middle east, hummus was probably one of the things I looked most forward too (also falafel and baklava 😉).
This recipe however, gives your basic delicious hummus a unique twist! Its still creamy, rich and filling, but now it’s also got some sweetness and a spicy kick at the end! Plus,its super easy to make which is right in line with everything I love. YUM!
There are surprisingly quite a few ingredients in this recipe, BUT it’s mostly all household go to’s, which I happen to have onhand all the time.
Place the chick peas, peanut butter, hot sauce, ginger, honey and garlic into the food processor and pulse until mashed. Add in other ingredients, except fresh ones and continue blended until creamy. Add water slowly and if still too thick, add more.
Once done, put into a bowl, garnish with cilantro, chives and peanuts and enjoy!!
- 1 (15oz) can chickpeas drained
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce (I used sriracha)
- 1/4 tsp minced ginger
- 2 cloves garlic minced/chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
- Sea salt and ground pepper to taste *optional
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3-4 tbsp iced water
- 1/4 cup chopped raw cashew/ peanuts (whatever you prefer.. I used cashews)
- 2 medium green onions, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Fresh lime juice
Place chickpeas, peanut butter, hot sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey in food processor. Pulse until chick peas are mashed.
Season with salt and pepper and continue pulsing until blended.
With food processor running, slowly add oil and water until smooth. If hummus is too thick, add 1 tbsp of water or olive oil at a time.
Fold in chopped raw nuts (I added raw cashews and blended again). Then fold in green onions and cilantro or garnish of top. Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice.
This recipe can be sweeter or spicier depending on your desired taste, so keep that in mind and adjust accordingly. I like to tip with some red chili pepper flakes as well for extra heat! I stopped this baby with sriracha lime seasoned peanuts for fun… do what you like with it.
Enjoy friends… its delish ❤