charred jalapeno hummus

Easy Way To Make Charred Jalapeno Hummus At Home

Hummus is a great appetizer, but what if it was spicy? If you like your food with a little kick, try charred jalapeno hummus.

Roasted Jalapeño Hummus is a savory, spicy dip made from cooked jalapeños, chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil.

This hummus is not for the faint of heart. The rich creaminess of the hummus is a perfect balance for the spicy kick of the jalapeno peppers.

This dip is great for an afternoon snack with fresh vegetables or for a party appetizer.

Hummus is summer living at its best when it is infused with Jalapeno heat and tahini richness, enhanced by lime juice and charred jalapenos.

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This recipe is different from the traditional recipe because it has roasted jalapeños in it. The jalapeños add a spicy kick that will have your taste buds begging for more.

Hummus Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 jalapenos

Instructions

Soak chickpeas in water overnight. Drain, then put in a large pot. Cover with at least 3 inches of water and add baking soda. Bring to a boil, skimming surface as needed.

Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and simmer until chickpeas are tender and completely falling apart, 45–60 minutes. Drain; set aside to cool. 

On a gas stove top, place the 3 jalapenos directly on the burner and turn the flame to medium/high. Let the jalapeno become completely charred on one side then rotate the peppers till completely blacked.

Immediately place in a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap to steam. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, then remove the tops and seeds from the peppers. (I like to leave the skins with the char on, remove if you prefer)

In a food processor, add the tahini and lemon juice. Process until very light and thick, 3-4 minutes, scrapping down sides and bottom every 1 minute or so to make sure is it completely emulsified.

Add in garlic and salt, process until combined. While running, drizzle in olive oil and 1 tbsp water. Then add 1/4th the cooked chickpeas, blending for 2-3 minutes until smooth.

Scrape the sides and bottom of the processor. Repeat with the remaining chickpeas, in 3 more batches.

Then add in the jalapenos. Blend for 3-4 minutes until completely whipped and smooth, add more water if too thick.

Topping

  • 1/2 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 red onion
  • Arugula
  • Olive oil
  • Salt 
  • Pepper

Soak chickpeas in water overnight. Drain, then put in a large pot. Cover with at least 3 inches of water and add baking soda.

Bring to a boil, skimming surface as needed. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and simmer until chickpeas are tender 35-40 minutes. Drain; set aside to cool. 

With half of the cucumber, slice in thick slices for dipping. For the other half, finely diced. Finely dice the red onion.

In a large bowl, mix the diced cucumber, red onion and chickpeas. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss so evenly dressed.

Assembly

Dollop a spoonful of hummus into a bowl. Top with chickpea salad. Drizzle with olive oil. Add cucumber slices and a small handful of arugula.

Is Hummus A Good Side Dish For A Meal?

Hummus is a good side dish for a meal. The ingredients in hummus are healthy and nutritious. Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber. Tahini has a lot of healthy fats and unsaturated fats that are good for the heart.

Olive oil contains antioxidants that can help prevent cancer cells from growing while lemon juice helps to detox the body of toxins by increasing metabolism and improving digestion.

Garlic has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels while salt helps regulate the body’s water levels which can help prevent dehydration among other things.

What Do I Serve With Hummus?

Hummus is usually served with other dips and vegetables such as falafel, olives, pickles, onions, parsley and tomatoes. I serve hummus with vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, celery and red pepper.

I also serve it with pita bread, corn chips or crackers. Just about anything crunchy and dippable! Nevertheless, if you’re looking for fun ideas, check out these:

Spread it on sandwiches:

It can also be used as a sandwich spread with meats and cheeses. To make sandwiches and wraps more filling, replace mayo with this homemade hummus.

Chips:

If you want to accompany it with something crunchy, tortilla chips, pita bread, or your favorite crackers are great options.

With veggeis:

Another option is a veggie platter. This is perfect for people who want to add some vegetables to their diet and also want to eat more vegetables than just the ones in the hummus.

Final Words

Hummus is a dip that originated in the Middle East and is now enjoyed by people all over the world. It’s made from mashed chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic.

Some people like to spice up their hummus with roasted jalapeño peppers. I know I do! This recipe makes a great appetizer for a party or potluck. It’s also a healthy snack for when you need something quick to eat on the go!

For example, if you are having some kind of soup or stew and want something light, then hummus would be perfect as a side dish because it will balance out the heavier flavors in your soup or stew.

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