I’ve seen a few recipes for Houmous with Peanut Butter and I was very curious, so I made my own version. It is delicious. I wouldn’t have guessed that it contains peanut butter, but it does have a slightly different taste. In this houmous I’ve also added tahini because I like the taste. I imagine that if I would have left out the tahini, the peanut butter taste would have been a little more obvious. But, for me, this recipe is exactly how houmous with peanut butter should be like.
I used a big jar of chickpeas for this recipe. If you’ve seen my lifestyle blog, you’ve noticed these in the blog post about the Vegan Food Shop, if not and you are curious, have a look.
I also used unsalted peanut butter, but if your chickpeas are salted or the peanut butter is salted, I don’t think there is a need for added salt.
To get the smooth consistency, follow exactly the recipe as I shared it. If you are adding the oil from the start, the houmous will have a slightly different consistency. The timing of when you add the oil makes a big difference to the texture of the dish.
Houmous with Peanut Butter
– 540g chickpeas, boiled and drained
– 1 spoon tahini
– 1 spoon peanut butter
– 3 tsp lemon juice
– 2 spoons olive oil + 1 for drizzyling on top
– 1 tsp garlic paste
– salt (if needed)
– ground coriander
– sweet chilli flakes
– green olives, sliced
Put the chickpeas in a big bowl. Add the tahini, the peanut butter, the lemon juice, the garlic, and the spices, but not the chilli flakes. Blend with the hand blender until the houmous starts to get smooth. It should take about two to three minutes. Pour the two spoons of olive oil and blend for another two or three minutes. The texture of the houmous will be smoother.
Now transfer the houmous in the serving bowl, sprinkle the sweet chilli flakes on top and add some green olives, sliced, as I have. Pour a spoon of oil on top. Of course, you can top the houmous with something else, such as sunflower seeds. Or you can leave it as it is.
I served this houmous with peanut butter with rye bread and it was so good. I will make this again, that is for sure. Have you ever had houmous with peanut butter?