The fusion recipes, integrating two cuisines together for a delicious healthy cause does stay popular recipe forever. And this green chili hummus is the delectable blend of healthy hummus from the middle eastern cuisine with the spicy Mexican's green chili.
Ready in less than 10 minutes without using traditional tahini sauce(its rare to find in regular stores).
Even those who are skeptical about the idea of making intercontinental fusion recipes, will not dispute this rich, creamy, spicy, citrusy, finger-licking, addictive Mexican flavored hummus dip. This is naturally a vega, vegetarian, clean eating, Keto and Paleo food.
This green chili hummus is super easy and quick to make and the ingredients are easy to find in the normal grocery stores in the United States.
Although we love the storebought traditional authentic hummus, I prefer creating our own as the trailer made blend is rare to find. Not all the packaged food suits our taste, we alter to suit our palette. The work involved varies from sprinkling salt till sauteing with a spice coat.
Why do we need to create our own where the stores are loaded with a wide variety of hummus? First of all, it's budget-friendly.
Secondly, to conveniently meet our spicy cravings, or to overwhelm the guest with easy DIY recipes like this green chili hummus.
Furthermore, most of the products available in the market are loaded with preservatives and chemicals. Which destroys the purpose of opting for healthy food. Before buying any so-called fresh food from the market always check for the package for its ingredients and the expiry date. Most of the time you feel bummed, I bet you will follow my footsteps to make your own.
If the process involved in cooking is huge, then it is quite acceptable to get it from the stores. And what if the work involved in alteration is equal to creating a whole new dish. And this spicy green chili hummus recipe is like this.
Since we wanted to serve our family with healthy, fresh food, I chose to make our own appetizer pair in spite of the store.
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What is Hummus?
Hummus is a velvety, light, fluffy dip meant to served as dip will appetizer or used as a spread. Made with chickpeas, authentic tahini sauce, and other flavoring agents.
In recent days, hummus got into the global limelight and can be found from the supermarket to the convenience stores. It's known for its creamy texture and health factors in the United States. More and bigger giants are involving in the hummus trade, hence we are lucky to see lots of brands with varieties of flavors.
How does this green chili hummus taste like?
This is a beautiful blend of all flavors like its spicy, creamy and tangy all at once.
The Mexican green chili is very aromatic and mild in heat. We made today's dish with storebought canned green chili, which is stored in vinegar. This brings citrusy taste and adds mild heat to the dip.
Recipe ideas for Green Chile hummus
We already started replacing cheese and peanut butter with this plant-based vegan dip wherever we could.
- As a savory spread for the breakfast toast.
- As topping for salad.
- Serving as a dip for finger food is the ultimate choice to my knowledge.
- At times, I toss with pasta and veggies to make a quick weeknight dinner.
- Nachos and tortilla chips best companion, that one can ever forget of.
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How to make green chili hummus?
Surprisingly, this Mediterranean Hummus is such an easy dip that can make in minutes in a blink of an eye.
Chickpea. In this recipe, I have used canned chickpea is for easy usage. However, soaking and cooking chickpea saves more money than we spend on the cans. So you may use either canned chickpea or homecooked chickpeas.
When using homemade or canned chickpea, always drain the chickpea. Discard or use the water for making or diluting the soups.
Green chili. It's available in the canned form in the stores, I got mine from our local Walmart. They are available as a mild, medium, and hot, choose according to your family needs. Alternatively use fresh green chili pepper also.
If you fear about the spiciness, deseed before using.
Garlic. This does not only act as a flavor enhancer and it's our family tradition to use wherever chickpea is used.
Lime juice. To transform hummus into the Mexican style, we use lime juice. It makes the dip refreshing and tasty. You may substitute with lemon juice.
Cilantro. Garlic, lime, and pepper are the three inseparable in Mexican cuisine, and its play perfect here as well. Fresh cilantro is good and delightful.
The recipe direction.
In the blender jar or in the food processor, combine cooked chickpea, green chili, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and salt.
Pulse until it turns to a creamy thick paste.
Transfer to a serving bowl. And serve as a pairing dish for vegetables or finger food.
The recipe FAQ
Can I make it advance? Yes, easy make-ahead recipe that stores well when refrigerated. Good to make two days prior.
How to store? Made with all the fresh ingredients, it retains its natural taste and flavor always chooses the best air-sealed container.
Can I use Tahini sauce? Yes, you can. We have skipped in this chili lime hummus recipe as it is not accessible to many of here in the United States. If you have it pantry, you are more welcome to use.
What are the other variations I can think of? Use cayenne pepper or red chili powder to make it spicy. Roasted Hatch chile is also good to use.
Finally, you may also use tahini sauce.
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Green Chili Hummus
- 1 cup chickpea Canned / home cooked
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 2 tbsp green chili
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 tbsp water /or as required
- In the blender combine all the ingredients.
- Pulse until it becomes a smooth consistency.
- Transfer to serving bowl along with Nachos or chips.