Barbecue Hummus

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by Amy on January 12, 2012 · 17 comments

Superbowl is coming up (and rumor has it there have been some major upsets in the playoffs.) But I imagine even the disappointed will still tune in. Either to root for the underdog, or to hopefully watch the team that demoralized their favorite, get kicked to the curb.

I’ll be in the kitchen, not paying attention, every once in a while showing interest in a commercial. Goodness, is it baseball season YET?????

Football fan or not, if you’re having friends over, you must make this. Hummus is loaded with a great sesame and garlic flavor (and in this case, BBQ – oh ya!), high in fiber and protein, and one of the few afternoon snacks I can overindulge in, but doesn’t leave me feeling like I need detox.

I beg plead urge you to never buy the pre-made market variety again. It is way too easy to prepare at home, and far less expensive. Plus, the taste is infinitely better.

Barbecue Hummus
Makes about 5 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes

• 2 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup liquid reserved
• 3 whole cloves garlic
• 1/4 cup tahini
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
• 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
• 1 teaspoon Tabasco
• 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Put all the ingredients, including the reserved chickpea liquid, in a food processor. Puree until smooth and creamy. Serve with pita chips, crackers, or veggies.

(adapted from Food Network)

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Vera May 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

What is Tahini?????


Amy @Very Culinary May 2, 2014 at 9:35 am

Hi Vera – Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds. It comes in a jar and you can find it at most markets in the ethnic/international aisle.


Mom January 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I made this today, and it came out perfectly.


Eliana January 26, 2012 at 8:15 am

I would have never thought of hummus and BBQ together but sounds like a super delicious idea.


Stephanie January 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I love that hummus can take on pretty much any flavor(s) you can imagine so easily, which is why making it homemade is way better than buying a jar of it. However, I never would have thought to add BBQ flavors to it! The hubby would absolutely love this!


Skinny Fat Kid January 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I was just saying how I need to make my own hummus…sounds like a perfect place to start!


candace January 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

made this last night. added a bit more lemon juice, but other than that made it as directed. it was yummy last night but even better today!


Amy January 16, 2012 at 7:00 am

Oh, I bet…all the flavors got to meld overnight! Thanks Candace! So glad it worked out for you :D


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy January 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

This sounds awesome, I LOVE hummus!


Joanne January 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Hmm so I see we’ll be doing the EXACT same thing on Superbowl Sunday. I’m actually incapable of watching football. I can stare at the screen…but it’s really just staring. THere’s nothing going on there, and I’m probably thinking about chocolate.

At least this year I can also mindless dip some carrots into this hummus! Love the bbq flair!


Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk January 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Love hummus! And this sounds like a tasty spin on it!


Jen January 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

…and Jay was just asking me, “Is Amy having a Superbowl party this year?” So, um, (clears throat) are you gonna make this for Superbowl? :o)


Amy January 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Yes! Are you and Jay coming? Plan on it :D


Jude January 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

I dig that no animals were harmed in the making of this!


the wicked noodle January 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

This sounds yummy, Amy! I love hummus. My current favorite is lemon, which would go very nicely with this barbecue version!


Amy January 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Kristy – lemon…yep. Sometimes I add pizza sauce or sour cream/scallions. The possibilities are endless.


Bev Weidner January 12, 2012 at 7:20 am

WHOA. I want this in a major way.


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