As ubiquitous as Hummus is these days, finding your favorite flavor combo for hummus that hits the right notes can be a challenge. Today, I am excited to share a recipe for one of the spicy hummus that I like most.
My love for finger foods is no secret and a recipe as easy as hummus makes it even easier to prepare a quick snack on a Friday and crash in front of the TV! But you do not have to feel too guilty about it either.
Hummus is a lot more nutritious than most other chip dip alternatives out there.
The prep work is a cinch - especially if you are using a can of cooked garbanzo beans instead of cooking them yourself. You can get creative with the flavors you need in your hummus. I have tried Beets, Bell peppers, Jalapenos to name a few.
Jalapeno brings the hummus alive with its heat and makes it a perfect match for any social gathering or a movie night at your home. When I prepared this for the first time, it was a huge hit at my house. Even the kids did not mind the heat from Jalapenos because the flavor from garbanzo beans evens them out.
How to make Jalapeno Hummus
I prepared this hummus the authentic way by cooking the garbanzo beans and cooling them before I used them for the Hummus. I suggest you do the same before you buy the cooked canned beans. Canned beans, although nutritious, do not bring the freshness you prefer in hummus.
Here’s the recipe for homemade chickpeas. You will need an Instant pot or an electric pressure cooker to cook them at home. Once you are through with cooking the garbanzo beans, the rest of the procedure is a breeze!
Blendtec blender for hummus
I used Blendtec blender to prepare this, only because I do not have a food processor. But it really does not make a difference as what you use to blend the ingredients as long as you bring the right consistency.
Few tips to make this Jalapeno Hummus
- Roast the jalapeno and garlic before you blend them.
- You can roast them on a stovetop or use an oven.
- After you roast the jalapeno, you have an option of peeling off the skin or leaving them as is. There is not a noticeable difference in it.
- Adding cumin and black pepper to get an authentic taste.
- Add a hint of lime or lemon to hummus, if it turns out too spicy for your taste.
- You can store this hummus in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Here are the recipe details….
Jalapeno Hummus Recipe
- 2 cups cooked chickpea/ Garbanzo bean
- 3 jalapeno
- 4 garlic cloves
- Salt to taste
- 1 lemon or lime
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- A handful of fresh cilantro or ¼ cup chopped
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp black pepper powder
- ¼ tsp red chili powder for garnish
- Place a pan over medium heat, and add a little oil and roast the jalapeno and garlic.
- Remove the stem and peel the skin of jalapeno but that is optional.
- Blend the ingredients one by one, including the spices. Blend to a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Garnish it your way with cilantro, or chili powder to match your interest.
- That’s it! Enjoy the creamy, spicy, nutritious hummus with vegetables or chips.
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