Spicy Jalapeño Hummus
Although everyone is familiar with hummus these days, I remember not too long ago when I would take some to a potluck and no one knew what it was. Sometimes, I had to practically beg my friends to just taste it. I even had to bribe my husband by making this spicy version. You see, he can’t resist anything spicy! Hopefully you won’t be as difficult to convince. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are already a fan. You are definitely in for a treat! My home-made version is a million times better than anything you can find in a store.
A Little Hummus History
Hummus has been a staple in the Middle East for hundreds of years! In fact, the earliest recorded recipe dates back to the 13th century. Hummus is the arabic word for chickpeas or garbanzo beans. In the Middle East, it is actually called “Hummus bi Tahina” which means “chickpeas with tahini.” Besides being served with pita bread as “Mezza” (appetizer), it is also served as an accompaniment to falafels, chicken, kabobs, and more!
Zero Intimidation Factor
This is a fairly simple recipes; probably one of the simplest I’ll ever share. The only tools you will need a a food processor. Most of the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket, except maybe tahini paste. If you don’t want to purchase tahini online, you can make it yourself using my simple two-ingredient recipe. The jalapeños are not traditional, and options. My family is obsessed with spicy food, which is why I include them.