I haven’t made hummus in a long time, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was to make, even without a food processor. I used my immersion blender in a small mixing bowl, and it worked great. The hummus itself is smooth, creamy, with just a hint of lemon tang and the nutty flavors of garbanzo and peanut interplaying nicely. I think I actually prefer this version to the traditional sesame tahini version of hummus.
I made a few changes to the recipe – first, I halfed it, just in case my hummus loving roommate desperately missed the normal tahini undertones she expects. I left out the cumin, because I was out of it, so I added more lemon juice to open up the flavor profile a little. I also used sour cream instead of yogurt, and left off the garnishes.
Peanut Butter Hummus
Adapted from Nigella Lawson.
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
3 tablespoons sour cream
Drain the garbanzo beans and rinse well. Combine them, the garlic, the oil, peanut butter, lemon juice and salt and blend to a purée. Add the sour cream and blend again until thick and smooth. Serve with vegetables, crackers, chips or bread.
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