9/25/13

Roasted Jalapeño Hummus

My garden has given me a bounteous crop of spicy jalapeño peppers. Some I've used green and others I've let fully ripen into beautiful red beauties. I think I prefer my jalapeños fully ripened. They seem to have a better flavor - a little sweeter. Also, I love how pretty they are. I decided they would go well in a spicy hummus.
Hummus is a favorite in my house and I love making it because it so easy, delicious and healthy! This recipe takes a little more time if you count the time it takes to roast the jalapeños, but the time is well worth it, plus I don't think it's fair to count that time in because you can roast a bunch of peppers, keep them in the fridge, and use them in things all week if you'd like. That's what I do. Try adding them to salads, sauces, dips, sandwiches, nachos, tacos... there are many possibilities!

Before we get to the hummus recipe, here's a quick rundown on how to roast jalapeños in the oven. It's very easy and they're so delicious. Roasting them mellows out their spiciness and gives them a delicious flavor.
First, cut the peppers in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. If you want them super spicy, leave the seeds in, but be warned they are very powerful.
Place the peppers cut side down onto a baking sheet. Set oven to broil and place peppers on the top rack in the oven. Cook for approximately 7 minutes, but keep an eye on them. The skin will start to bubble and blacken, which is what you want. Don't over do it though or you'll burn the inner flesh of the pepper. Once the peppers are lightly darkened on the tops and bubbly, but not too burnt then you're done! Some recipes tell you to remove and discard the skins, but don't waste your time with this. When roasting other types of peppers, this might be something you want to do, but the skins of the jalapeños are nice and thin. It's also a little tedious trying to peal them and I have no patience for things like that. I use them with the skins on and no one seems to care. You can store your jalapeños in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container.

Now that you've got some roasted peppers, it's time to grab your food processor and make some really amazing hummus!
Roasted Jalapeño Hummus:

2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
2 cloves of garlic
1 TB lemon juice
3 TB olive oil
2-6 slices roasted jalapeños (depending on how spicy you want it)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 drops pure lime essential oil
1 small drop pure cilantro essential oil

In your food processor, blend together everything except the jalapeños. Add and blend the peppers one at a time, tasting in between until you achieve the right amount of flavor and spice to your personal liking. Once everything is blended, you're done. I serve this with a bowl of tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa. It is always devoured. Yum! Delicious! I hope you enjoy it!


Shared at these blogs:
Gluten Free Fridays at Vegetarian Mama
BFF Open House at The Answer is Chocolate 
Sunday Linky at Suburbs Mama
Silver Pennies Sunday at Finding Silver Pennies
Independence Days Challenge at Simply Living Simply
Super Sunday Link Party at Who Needs A Cape?
Creative Home & Garden Hop at Little Homestead On The Hill
Clever Chicks Blog Hop at the Chicken Chick 
Manic Monday at Serendipity & Spice
Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do
Monday Funday at Lines Across
Mostly Homemade Mondays at Homegrown & Healthy
What'd You Do This Weekend at Tumbleweed Contessa
Tuesdays with a Twist at Stone Cottage Adventures
The Backyard Farming Connection
Rock N Share at The Shady Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours 
Lovely Ladies Link Up at Life With The Crust Cut Off 
Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic 
The HomeAcre Hop at Black Fox Homestead 
From The Farm Blog Hop at Sunny Simple Life
Farmgirl Friday at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House
Down Home Blog Hop at Tilly's Nest

20 comments:

  1. So exciting recipe. Can I change the jalapenos with other pepper? Is so difficult to find Garbanzo bean in my country, how if I change to other beans? Thank you for sharing

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe! You might try using another mild-flavored bean. In fact, this would probably be very yummy with black beans. Play around with it and try your favorite bean varieties instead of the garbanzos. Use the exact same amount of beans. I hope that helps!

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  2. Yummy! Those roasted peppers sounds so delicious.... Did you save me any?
    Thanks you for hosting this party. You are so sweet….
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my recipe! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love the idea of adding a hot kick to hummus! Thanks for sharing this on WNWNW, I've pinned it :)

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    1. Thanks for the pin! I'm so glad you enjoyed my hummus recipe. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  4. I don't have the essential oils. Could I just use lime juice and cilantro? I always have those on hand. This recipe sounds amazing!

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    1. I'm sure this could be made without using the oils, but I highly recommend them. They can't be beat for their quality, flavor, and health benefits. I'm especially excited about the cilantro oil in this recipe. Using the tiniest amount ads such an amazing flavor! If you love fresh cilantro, you will not be disappointed! I've tried different methods for storing cilantro in herb form, and it just doesn't work well, but the oil is amazing! It keeps that fresh flavor and stores very well. For more information and to purchase oils, please check out the website here: www.mydoterra.com/nature

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  5. Hummus is one of my favorite foods. Thanks for the recipe! I'm hopping here from Tuesday's with a twist.
    Marie @ http://countedcrossstitchcafe.com & http://asatisfiedspirit.com

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    1. Hi Marie! Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you enjoyed my recipe.

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  6. Thanks for sharing. Pinned on favorite group board

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for the pin, Iagar!

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  7. Yum! This looks wonderful. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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    1. It's so delicious! I hope you get a chance to try it! :)

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  8. This is one of my every day things to eat and I need to make it myself. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe! I love hummus too!

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  9. This recipe looks so good. I can not wait to try it, maybe a Sunday afternoon snack while having our movie watching time.
    Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Hi Connie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I love Sunday afternoon snacks! I think you're right that this would perfect. Enjoy your movie time! :)

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  10. Yum! looks great!
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

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