Peanut Butter Hummus

Peanut Butter Hummus

When I think about natural peanut butter, my next thought is toast.  Just like when I think about jam, my next thought is peanut butter.  Peanut butter is one of the worlds most popular spreads, and with good reason! Peanut Butter is a fairly balanced energy source that supplies the body with tons of protein, so if you are on the vegan diet, it acts as a great plant based substitute!  

I am a serious fan of dips, spreads and finger foods.  I like them because they are easy for on the go snacking and there are so many varieties.  I want to share one of my favorite spreadable dip recipes that I am obsessed with because it brings together 2 of my very favorite things, peanut butter and hummus!

Did you know that peanuts aren't actually nuts?  They are part of the legume family which means they are related to lentils, peas and beans.  That may be why it comes as no surprise that the flavours in this peanut butter hummus blend so nicely together.

 

INGREDIENTS

Serves: Up to 10

 

30 ounces chickpeas (2 cans)
3 cloves garlic (peeled)
4 tablespoons olive oil or tahini
1/2 cup Smooth nudefood peanut butter (Crunchy if you like more texture)
3 tablespoons lemon juice (or more as needed)
2 teaspoons kosher salt (or 1 teaspoon pouring salt)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/3 cup plain/unsweetened coconut yogurt
2 tablespoons peanuts (finely chopped) or pine nuts (to serve)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (to serve)
pita bread or gluten free crackers
Sliced vegetables (Our recommendations: carrots, celery, mushrooms, cucumber, cherry tomatoes)

 

METHOD

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Put the garlic cloves, garbanzo beans, 3 tablespoons oil, peanut butter, lemon juice, salt and cumin into a food processor and blend well.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of the coconut yogurt and process again; if the hummus is still very thick add another 1–2 tablespoons yogurt and the same of oil. (This will often depend on the chickpeas, as different sorts make the hummus thicker or not.)
  3. Taste for seasoning, adding more lemon juice and salt if you feel it needs it.
  4. To Serve: mix the chopped peanuts or pine nuts with the paprika and sprinkle on top. 
  5. Enjoy as an addition to a vegan charcuterie platter while entertaining your guests!

 

 


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