Jalapeño Garlic Hummus

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I am not much of a football fan.  Which, being raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, is unheard of!  Matt loves to watch football on Sundays while I love to spend the day in the kitchen, listening to my country music, and cooking up tasty meals for the week.  I am a fan of the Super Bowl though for 1 reason: the food!  Super Bowl parties are always full of delicious dips and yummy appetizers.  I can get on board with that!  To celebrate the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, I am mixing up some of my favorite dips this week to share with y’all.

jalepeno and garlic hummus overhead

If you haven’t checked it out yet, I think the queen of Super Bowl dip is buffalo chicken dip, and I cooked up a healthier alternative to share with all of your friends.  Check it out here!  If you aren’t into all of that cheesy goodness, not to worry.  I’ve got you covered.  Today, I have my all time favorite hummus recipe.  It is a staple in our house.  I use it in wraps and sandwiches a lot for lunches.  I also love dipping carrots into it.  So so so good!  This hummus gets a special kick from a heaping serving of garlic and jalapeños!

vertical jalepeno hummus

I used to buy pre made hummus all of the time.  Until I found this recipe on Inspired Taste.  Their hummus recipe is amazing as is, but I have changed it a little bit to add some extra flavor!  I think that homemade hummus is wayyyy tastier!  It is also fresher, doesn’t have any preservatives, and is cheaper!  All things that make me very happy!

Jalapeño Garlic Hummus
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Recipe type: Dip
 
A jalapeño garlic hummus perfect for wraps, sandwiches, or dipping by itself! I mix mine in my ninja, but a food processor or blender would work too. Adapted from http://www.inspiredtaste.net/15938/easy-and-smooth-hummus-recipe/.
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup unsalted tahini (can be found in the organic/health food section of grocery stores)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (can sub lime juice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 jalapeños, diced & divided
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • olive oil for drizzling on top
  • paprika for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. In your blender/food processor/ninja, mix together tahini and lemon juice until smooth and well combined. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add olive oil, garlic, 1½ of the jalapeños (save some for sprinkling on the top), cumin, and salt and mix until smooth and well combined. Scrape down the sides.
  3. Add half of the chick peas and blend until combined (will be very thick and chunky at this point) Add the other half and mix until smooth. It will still be very thick at this point. Add ½ tablespoon of water at a time until the hummus comes together at the thickness you like. I normally add about 1 tablespoon on water.
  4. Pour into serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle paprika over the top, and sprinkle diced jalapeños on the top.
  5. Serve with pita chips, carrots, celery sticks, bell peppers, etc.

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what is your favorite Super Bowl snack?  Leave it in the comments below!

much love,

Heather

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