Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hummus Made With Peanut Butter

As much as I love my munchies, there's just no way I'd ever use a whole can of tahini and it costs too much money to throw away. Saw a recipe from Alton Brown and after reading the reviews did a little tweaking... I ended up with a very flavorful dip that I will make again!

Hummas With Peanut Butter
(1) 15 oz can of chick peas (Garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
Zest and juice of one lemon
2 small cloves of garlic
Handful of parsley
3 Tblsp olive oil
1 Tblsp creamy peanut butter
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
A few grinds of pepper
pinch of salt
Water if needed
Serve with pita chips, flat bread, tortilla chips, veggies or anything that sounds good!
  1. Put everything except water into a food processor and let 'er rip!
  2. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides a couple times, if it seems too thick add a little water, just 1 tsp at a time until you reach the desired consistency. I only added 1 tsp.
  • I can really taste the garlic and lemon. To change it up I'll try roasted garlic (tutorial here) next time, maybe 6-8 cloves.
  • Don't sweat the parsley folks, use some if you have it, leave it out if not. But I do think the specks of green are pretty.
  • Other options: using lime instead of lemon and adding crushed red pepper or hot sauce.
  • This gets better the longer it sits in the fridge. Sounds like it should be stored in the fridge and served at room temp.
  • Used the mini bowl of my KA food processor, worked like a champ! You do have to let it run for a few minutes though.
If you'd like ideas for other bean dips you can find some I've made here.
Have a happy day:@) 


  1. 2 favorite things but never thought to put them together! must be really tasty!!

  2. Can't wait to try that! Hummus of any kind is my all time favorite!

  3. Forwarding this one to my daughter. She will LOVE it.

  4. Hi Lynn, I never add tahini when I make hummus since it really packs in calories and fat (I like to choose how I pack in calories and fat, like from cake or chocolate lol). But I did taste a hummus once that had cashews in it. I am going to try this. I am long overdue for some. I like it spread on a wrap with grilled veggies. xo

  5. This sounds like it would be a good snack for the grand kids maybe minus the garlic.

    Have a great weekend. xo

  6. I'll have to share this with one of the pharmacists at work...she LOVES hummus!!!

  7. I have never ever thought of putting peanut butter and garbanzo beans together - I have to think about that one - I love them both. Sandie

  8. I love peanut butter. Will have to try this.

  9. What a fun idea, I never thought of peanut butter in hummus but it's, in some ways, similar to tahini. This version sounds quite delicious and unique. Tahini does last forever, just about, if you keep it in the fridge - just in cause you do want to use it.

  10. This sounds so interesting! I love hummus and I love peanut butter. We'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I make homemade hummus and you are right about the cost of tahini. I shall switch to peanut butter. I like red pepper hummus using roasted red peppers the best.

  12. Great idea! They are pretty similar in flavor, after all. My store sells a brand of tahini that isn't too expensive and I just keep the jar in the frig. I've never had any trouble with it going stale at all.

  13. I do love beans. Should try a bean dip!

  14. I love the idea of making hummus without the tahini. You are right it is expensive and peanut butter is a perfect alternative. Wow, this totally cool.


  15. Great suggestions about the peanut butter, Lynn. Hummus is one of my favorite dips with a plate of fresh veggies.

  16. You're not kidding about the price of tahini!! I love the peanut butter swap-out!! Thanks for trying it out for us. I do love hummus and several of the grand kids do, too.

  17. Hi Lynn,
    great idea, I will try it also because I love Hummus.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  18. That looks really good, Lynn. Healthy too. Enjoy!

  19. Great idea Lynn, very interesting....gotta give it a try. I'm loving all of your creative suggestions too.

  20. I cannot wait to try this as anything made with peanut butter is in my favorite food group!

  21. I never would have thought to make hummus with peanut butter, but it does look very tasty! Thanks for sharing all your dip ideas. This one looks like a winner. You're more than welcome to share it on my Grill, BBQ, and Picnic party since many of us enjoy chips for these occasions.

  22. First off...I don't know what chick peas are...*shhhh, don't tell anyone...everyone already thinks I am a little strange...:)
    Are they the same as blackeyed peas?
    I love ANYthing with peanut butter so am sure i'd like this, too. but...peas and peanut butter..? One thing I've learned in blogging is that different parts of the country eat different foods.
    (another secret between you and swear on your pinky that you won't tell anyone that I've never tasted hummus (even the word makes me quezzy).
    Thanks much for the recipe and I would love to try it. Just tell me what chick peas are. :)

  23. Fabulous dip! Love to give it a try. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment! Have to check out your other recipes...

  24. I HATE humus and my family loves it. Am totally open to some new ways to fix the stuff up!

  25. Lynn~ Hummus with PB...what a great idea!! I had a jar of tahini in the fridge that of course expired before I could use a fourth of it! I'll have to give this a try~ I love the idea of roasted garlic too :)

  26. Never had humus, but willing to try it. The idea of peanut butter makes it more tempting. During my daughter's baby shower one of the gals who helped with the food brought a dish and it had humus in it. Everyone gobbled it right up. I was so busy I never got a chance to try it. I must be missing something.
    Susanne :)

  27. I know, that Tahini is super-expensive, but then I guess that's why sesame seeds are so high-priced, too! I've only seen Tahini in one size jar, large, which makes no sense. Oh well! I've used peanut butter in my hummus ever since our son (my go-to guy on all things "food") told me it would work just fine, & it did. Hummus is so good & very healthy.

  28. I love hummus. I'll have to give this a try. It looks easy to make too.


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