Thai Flavored Hummus

August 22nd, 2011

thai hummus


Thought I’d post a new recipe I made tonight just because I liked it SO much. I recently went to our local Chinese/Vietnamese/Thai market and picked up some Kaffir lime leaves. They are slightly different than regular lime leaves; they’re more potent and I LOVE them. This dish was my take on a Thai version of hummus. Now, I HIGHLY doubt this would ever exist in Thailand BUT it utilizes some signature Thai flavors/ingredients that most people adore.


Thai Flavored Hummus


1 1/2- 2 cups of garbanzo/chickpeas
1 Heaping Tablespoon all natural peanut butter (literally nothing but peanuts ground up; no salt, nothing)
1 Hot hatch chili (you can use any chili you’re comfortable with for spice. Hatch are abundant here now)
3-5 Lime leaves (if you’re using Kaffir only 2 are needed)
water (about 1/4 cup)


Add all ingredients except water into a food processor and blend adding water until you get to a thick hummus consistency. Done. Easy, peasy lemon squeezey.


I know it sounds odd but trust me, it’s worth a shot.


Teddy B

3 Responses to “Thai Flavored Hummus”

  1. Annette says:

    Sounds delicious! I live in Austin, too! Where did you get the Kaffir lime leaves?

  2. admin says:

    They sell them at MT Market. It’s on Lamar and Braker Ave. It’s a great stop for unusual ingredients and produce. If you haven’t been I HIGHLY recommend it and while you’re there grab some bahn mi from baguette house! That’s perfect Saturday morning for me.

  3. Lindsay says:

    Oh wow, this looks so simple but SO flavorful. Thanks for sharing!

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