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Peanut Butter Humus Recipe

Updated on December 20, 2010

I was at Kroger's today and I made the mistake of not picking up some tahini. I have been dying to make some hummus since I got my new food processor. I had tried to make it before, but it was a huge fail. So, I got home, and realized I didn't have the key ingredient to my hummus. I didn't start to feel too disappointed, as I know the Internet is always on my side. Diligently I searched for ways to make up for the fact that I didn't have any tahini. I wasn't even quite sure what "Tahini" was, I just new it was one of the main ingredients and "Hummus isn't Hummus without it". The description said that tahini was a past made from sesame seeds with the same consistency as peanut butter. So I though to myself, "Why not just use peanut butter?". Of course not a lot, just a little bit to flavor. This is where I came up with the idea of Peanut Butter Hummus. It actually turned out great! I think I'll continue making my hummus this way from now on.

I don't cook well with recipes. I don't believe in measuring out ingredients. I just add bits of this and bits of that, and taste it as I go. So, this is my recipe list, if you're in need of measurements-- google it!


Peanut Butter Hummus

1 can chick peas

1 scoop peanut butter

2 table spoons Olive Oil

garlic powder, minced garlic, parsley, cilantro leaves, basil, curry powder, crushed rosemary, salt, and red pepper flakes.

If you're in desperate need of some hummus, and don't have tahini-- don't fear! Peanut butter makes a great replacement!

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    • 2enjoylife8 profile image

      2enjoylife8 6 years ago from Amidst a cloud of creative energy.

      What a great idea! Love hummus, but never use all the tahini and it sits in the refrig. Using peanut butter is much more economical. Thanks!

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      Lydia McCarter 6 years ago from The Murder Mitten

      You really should. I am shocked by how good it turned out. It was even better today! It didn't even have a slight peanut butter taste.

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      PDGreenwell 6 years ago from Kentucky

      You know, I have a can of chick peas, a jar of peanut butter and a bottle of olive oil. I may just have to try this one out and satisfy my curiosity!

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      Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Wow. Sounds great. I will give it a try.