Peanut Butter Hummus

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I have a serious addiction to peanut butter. Which is problematic because 2 tablespoons has 5 weight watchers points. And I only have 26 points a day and sadly wine has 5 too. So between my peanut butter and wine, well, I’m already halfway through my points. To solve my point dilemma, I found a way to eat my favorite nut buttah without getting fatter (or giving up wine) by mixing it with chickpeas and making peanut butter hummus!

Peanut Butter Hummus

I know, it sounds so weird. I mean, chickpeas and peanut butter together? It sounds like a crazy combination a pregnant lady would come up with (AND NO, I’M NOT, JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLEAR). But you know what? It works. Just like pickles and ice cream, ketchup and peas, it’s a harmony of deliciousness in each scoop.

Creamy peanut butter hummus

I love hummus, but I never make it because I never have tahini on hand. Which is a horrible excuse, but it’s true. And I always forget to buy it at the store or it’s $35 per bottle and well, ain’t nobody got money for that. This is why I’m totally obsessed with this hummus. No tahini and still as creamy, thick and yummy as ever.

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I paired mine with Food Should Taste Good’s multigrain chips, which are perfect dipping receptacles (I really had a hard time finding a good word for that) because they don’t break against the thickness of the hummus. You may see many more of their amazingly healthy and all natural snacks on this blog because I’m partnering with them for recipe development now!

Let’s celebrate! Hummus for everyone! Wait, I take that back. This stuff is way too good to share.

Peanut butter hummus

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Serves about 6. Recipe slightly adapted by Cooking Light.
Prep time: About 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 7 tablespoons water
  • 1 can chick peas, drained
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped peanuts

Directions:

  1. Mix the peanut butter, 1 ¼ tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, water, chick peas, paprika and salt and pepper to a blender. Pulse on low until thick and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve hummus in a large bowl with the remaining ¼ tablespoon of olive oil to the top. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):

Calories: 95
Fat: 6.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 7.5 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 3.1 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 3

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  1. Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    I cannot wait to try this! Those multigrain chips really are the best ever!
  2. Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    I have a peanut butter problem, too. Definitely can't keep it in the house if I want to keep myself in my current pant size. :) But the tahini shouldn't be so expensive. Buy a jar of sesame paste and make your own. It's just equal parts paste and water with some lemon juice and salt to taste. I love the stuff.
  3. Posted by Shaina on
    Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    This is a genius recipe. You're a genius. I can't wait to try it!
  4. Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    Claire, you are so clever. This dip sounds perfect. I can't wait to try it.
  5. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    I love PB, this hummus looks seriously addictive!
  6. Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    I think it is totally genius! I love it.
  7. Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    Not gonna lie, this sounds kinda weird but I'm into it! Especially if peanut butter, my love of all food loves, is involved. :)
  8. Friday, July 12th, 2013
    I love peanut butter hummus, it's so amazing! Love your recipe!
  9. Friday, July 12th, 2013
    I bet I would love this! Its so genius!! Im crazy addicted to peanut butter too!
  10. Posted by Julia on
    Friday, July 12th, 2013
    I'm so enthralled by this recipe! I love peanut butter too, and hummus, so this dip is right up my alley!
  11. Posted by Cindy on
    Friday, July 12th, 2013
    do you think you could substitute Better N Peanut Butter for the PB in this recipe?
  12. Posted by Beth B on
    Friday, July 12th, 2013
    How do you think PB2 would work in this recipe?
  13. Friday, July 12th, 2013
    i make peanutbutter hummus all the time and its delicious :)
  14. Friday, July 12th, 2013
    How incredible is this! I LOVE the idea of a PB hummus. I would go dipping crazy with this delicious dip!
  15. Posted by bri on
    Monday, December 30th, 2013
    i just made some of this, with a little more PB and a little less beans, for PBJ sandwich calling it "super pb" and my girls LOVE it! I think we have a keeper :) Thanks so much!