Peanut Butter Chickpea Purée (Hummus)

My name is Sarah, and I am a disliker of hummus, except the caramelised onion variety.

Phew. Glad that’s out of the way.

Confession-time over, I now present to you a delicious hummus substitute for use in all the occasions when your friends decry your lack of hummus, namely for dipping vegetables and spreading in sandwiches.

Even if you do like hummus, you should give this a try. As a bonus, you don’t need to locate some tahini paste; all the ingredients are storecupboard. Either use a drained can of chickpeas, or else soak 1 cup of dried chickpeas in 5 cups water overnight, then bring 5 parts water to the boil in a saucepan, add the soaked chickpeas and boil for 10 minutes then lower heat and simmer for an hour or so.

I halved my batch of this and added 2 tsp of honey to one, which made it taste (in my humble opinion) even better.

2 can chickpeas / 1 cup soaked as above, which gives 2 cups after soaking
1/3 cup warm water
4 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
Sprinkling of dried garlic
1/4 tsp salt
Optional: 4 tsp honey

  1. Either food process or blend all of the ingredients; add more water if needed.
  2. Enjoy with dipping things or in a roll.

3 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chickpea Purée (Hummus)

    1. I’ll nuance that by saying the Caramelised Red Onion Hummus is quite nice. But this peanut butter stuff is delicious, if I say so myself!

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