Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus and Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip
Peanut butter has long since been established as a part of party fare—peanut butter snack mix, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter pretzel nuggets. While all these foods provide plenty of flavor, they also often provide large amounts of sugar and unhealthy fats. Below you’ll find two recipes with enough flavor and nutrition to satisfy any peanut butter-loving crowd. First, a unique hummus dip featuring a host of Asian flavors, with Peanut Butter & Co. Old Fashioned Smooth, orange, and ginger. If you’re looking to turn up the heat at your get-together, then consider the spicy herbed yogurt dip featured here with cayenne-spiked peanut butter and cilantro.
- Yield:1 cup
- Prep Time:15 minutes
- Cook Time:0 minutes
- Total Time:15 minutes
1 1/2 cups (1 15-ounce can) cooked chickpeas, rinsed & drained* (See Notes)
2 small cloves garlic, cut into chunks*
1 tbsp. fresh ground ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
1 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
6 tbsp. fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. plus 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 tsp. agave nectar (optional)*
In a large bowl, place chickpeas, Peanut Butter & Co. Old Fashioned Smooth, garlic chunks, ginger, soy sauce, orange juice, 1 teaspoon of the orange zest, and agave nectar, if using.
Combine all ingredients using an immersion blender until the mixture reaches a thick paste-like consistency.
Scrape hummus into a serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining orange zest for garnish. Serve with toasted whole wheat pita and fresh vegetables.
To make Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip. Place Peanut Butter & Co. Old Fashioned Smooth, lemon juice, and water in a small bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, and stir vigorously until well combined.
In a large bowl place Greek yogurt, cayenne, cilantro, salt, and sauce from step 1. Stir until well combined.
Serve with baked pita chips and fresh vegetables.
– If using canned chickpeas, look for no-salt-added varieties. If no-salt-added varieties are unavailable you may use regular, but be sure to rinse them well to remove as much brine as possible.
– To ensure that the garlic is well-incorporated throughout the hummus, cut cloves into rough chunks before blending with an immersion blender. Otherwise, garlic may get caught in the blades.
– This recipe may be prepared in a regular blender if an immersion blender is unavailable. The immersion blender simply makes for easier clean-up.
– For an extra hint of sweetness, I like to add just a bit of agave nectar. Feel free to substitute your sweetener of choice (e.g., raw sugar, honey, stevia extract, etc.)