Hummus with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is an economical alternative to the tahini (sesame seed paste) traditionally used to make hummus. Serve it as a dip with pita chips and cut vegetables or spread as a sandwich spread.

Makes: 2 cupsHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 2 cups


  • ¾ cup chickpeas, soaked overnight in water to cover
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2¼ cups water
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper


  • Drain the chickpeas, rinse well, and place in a medium saucepan with the garlic cloves and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 2 hours until beans are tender. Drain and cool 30 minutes.
  • Place beans, onion, and garlic in food processor along with lemon juice, olive oil, peanut butter, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish.