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3 Tropical-flavored hummus recipes

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Plain ol' hummus? Yawn. Give your dip some zing with tropical ingredients

These hummus recipes use tropical ingredients, making them not only super flavorful but a nice change from the normal, everyday versions.

One of my favorite dips is hummus. While I love plain versions, I thought getting creative with this awesome dip would not only be fun but delicious. These tropical-inspired hummus recipes, while different in their own ways, still stick to the basic hummus recipe. I tend to like foods full of flavor and with spice, so if you aren't one for spicy foods, then try holding off on the jalapeño peppers or red chili flakes.

1. Pineapple-jalapeño hummus recipe

Pineapple jalapeno hummus recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeños (depending on desired spice level)
  • 1/4 cup organic tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. To a food processor, add all the ingredients, and blend on high.
  2. Scrape the sides of the food processor's bowl, and repeat the blending process until the hummus is very smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste the hummus to adjust the ingredients' flavors, if necessary.
  4. Pour into a serving bowl and enjoy, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

2. Thai coconut dream hummus recipe

Thai coconut dream hummus recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup organic tahini
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 2 fresh limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1-2 red Thai chili peppers
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. To a food processor, add all the ingredients, and blend on high.
  2. Scrape the sides of the food processor's bowl, and repeat the blending process until the hummus is very smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste the hummus to adjust the ingredients' flavors, if necessary.
  4. Pour into a serving bowl and enjoy, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

3. Spicy mango-Sriracha sauce hummus recipe

Thai coconut dream hummus recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 very ripe mango, diced
  • 1/4 cup organic tahini
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced
  • 1 navel orange, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1 small handful fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. To a food processor, add all the ingredients, and blend on high.
  2. Scrape the sides of the food processor's bowl, and repeat the blending process until the hummus is very smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste the hummus to adjust the ingredients' flavors, if necessary.
  4. Pour into a serving bowl and enjoy, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

More hummus recipes

Lentil hummus
Lemon-garlic hummus
White bean and edamame hummus

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