I eat a lot of hummus. Like a lot. Every day, all day long. (seriously, I am always snacking on veggies dipped in hummus) So I am sorry to all around me that my breath always smells.. (I blame all the garlic in the hummus.)
Recently, during a particularly browsey grocery shop, I ended up in the hummus case (I always end up there) and found a new hummus flavor. Pineapple jalapeno, WHAT. I grabbed it right then and there, convinced that hummus gods were rewarding me for all of my hummus eating and have made me my very own flavor.
Got home, tossed all the groceries into the fridge and busted open the new hummus, a bag of carrots, and went at it. Oh man, it was good.(to often the store bought hummus flavors are not so great) The flavors were all there, sweet and spicy, and creamy. It was fantastic, I ate almost all of it and I knew I had to make my own.
And I did and you know what, it was even freaking better! (Fresh it the best!)
So If you are a hummus person of any kind, this is a fantastic exciting flavor that will make you all sorts of happy.
The stuff for the hummus: chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. And for flavor add ins, fresh pineapple and a jalapeno pepper.
Chickpeas (rinsed and drained) go into the food processor with some tahini, the juice of the lemon and salt and pepper.. The garlic I actually pulsed in the processor first (to avoid big raw hunks) and some olive oil are also going in on this.
Blended until a smooth, creamy perfection.
Now for the fun stuff. Dice up the pineapple and remove seeds (or not) from the jalapeno and dice that up too
Toss it all (minus a few little pieces of garnish if you want) into that creamy dreamy hummus.
Pulse pulse pulse until the chunks of stuff are all incorporated . Make it super chunky or super smooth, up to you. I like mine kinda chunky, but not too chunky, if you know what I mean.
Into a big bowl, topped with a few little diced up pieces of jalapeno and pineapple, you know, for prettiness. And lots of cracked pepper.. Lots.
Now eat. With whatever ( I like veggies or just give me a spoon, Ican eat hummus all by itself)
Hummus for life!
Pineapple Jalapeno Hummus
Makes about 2 1/2cups
- 2 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (one can)
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup fresh pineapple
- 1-2 jalapenos
- salt and pepper
Rinsed and drain chickpeas. Add garlic and a little olive oil to the food processor and pulse until the garlic is a little minced. Add in the drained chickpeas, tahini, a sprinkle of salt ans pepper, the juice of the lemon and another tablespoon of olive oil and blend until smooth.
Dice up pineapple into smaller chunks and remove seeds (if you want) from the jalapeno and chop that into smaller pieces . Add to the hummus and pulse until combined. You can leave it chunky or blend until smooth. Just stop blending when you reach you desired consistency . Garnish with more chopped pineapple and jalapeno and lots of freshly ground pepper.
Serve with whatever you eat your hummus with.
Store left over (there probably won't be any) in a container in the fridge.