Spicy Peanut Chili Hummus! This is going to be your favorite hummus from now on.
Party, party, party…… Tis the season! Whether you’re hosting or guesting, you’re going to want to have a stash of go to appetizer recipes that will wow your friends and family. Our Spicy Peanut Chili Hummus will do just that.
This spicy hummus with creamy peanut butter and chili sauce is on another level. First of all, it looks like Christmas. Look at it. Decorated with red chilis and flecks of green cilantro, it screams, hey Santa! And let’s be real, when the big man comes down the chimney, he’s more than likely going to want something savory and satisfying to go with the millions of cookies that are left out in ordinary households. But we’re not ordinary, and neither is this hummus.
So let’s get right to it, because this is also the busiest time of the year, and nobody has time to waste right now.
HOW TO MAKE SPICY HUMMUS WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND CHILI SAUCE
First – Pour the garbanzo beans, with the juice, into a bowl. Add a teaspoon of baking soda, stir, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Why baking soda? It’s the secret ingredient that makes hummus light and fluffy.
Second – Drain the chickpeas and put them in a blender or a food processor. Here’s another secret, making hummus in a blender makes a lighter, creamier hummus because it creates more air bubbles.
Third – Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you have a thick and creamy hummus. Add more chili sauce if you want’ it spicier.
Fourth – Scrape the hummus into a pretty bowl and drag a spoon around it to make a swirl, and drizzle some chili paste in the swirl and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.
I can’t tell you how delicious the combination of peanut butter and chili sauce is when added to the earthy chickpeas. Serve it with carrot and celery sticks, bell pepper wedges, crackers, and of course, warm pita bread.
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