Happy Jalapeno Hemp Seed Hummus #hummus #dip #jalapeno

We included the word happy in the title of our creamy, dreamy, oil-free Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus recipe because we smile whenever we think about it!  Maybe it’s because it tastes adventurous with its unanticipated list of ingredients and subtle hint of heat.  Or perhaps we smile because it’s so impressively good tasting that everyone who’s ever tried it wants the recipe.  It could be because it tastes and looks like a party in a bowl!  And last but not least, maybe it’s because Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus is just SO easy to make!

Uh, huh; I’m with you on this one. The fact that Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus is incredibly easy to make AND tastes like a party in a bowl is plenty enough reasons for it be devoured!

Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus is as simple as 1, 2, 3:

  •  dump, pardon my French, the ingredients in your food processor
  •  give it a few spins and blend until creamy
  •  taste and season to create a customized batch of healthy homemade hummus with a delightfully, tangy, kick!

Happy Jalapeno Hemp Seed Hummus #make-ahead #plant-based

We topped our Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus with hemp seeds for an important reason. Flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds and hemp seeds have omega 6 and also omega 3, which means, in short, these nuts and seeds provide a balanced oil ratio which makes them a healthier nut option than those measuring high in only omega 6 or omega 3.

So, it seems that balance plays a crucial role in most things in life, even nuts!

Happy Jalapeno Hemp Seed Hummus #oil-free #vegan

As you’ve likely guessed, we serve Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus with our favorite organic corn chips, as a dip for freshly chopped veggies, as a spread on a wrap, stuffed in a burrito or as a part of our favorite budda bowl combos.

By the way, our Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus is a fabulous make-ahead dish because it tastes even better the day after you make it and even better still, the day after that!   The seasonings seem to get comfortable after they’re blended and accentuate the positive in each other, like a happy marriage.

So enjoy it right after you prepare it or make it ahead for some home run party food. There’s no doubt you’ll find tons of clever uses for this yummy in your tummy hummus.  And we bet that when you taste it, it makes you smile.  : )

Happy eating!

Happy Jalapeno Hemp Seed Hummus #party-food #gluten-free #spicy

Happy Jalapeno Hemp Seed Hummus #vegan #gluten-free #oil-free

Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus

  • 10
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  • 0
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  • Yield: 8 Servings

Quick and easy Happy HEALTHY Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus will soon become your most FAVORITE spicy hummus recipe, ever! We intentionally filled our oil-free healthier hummus with an extra helping of beneficial ingredients that taste as delicious as they make you feel. And by using the aquafaba (bean broth) as the liquid in this recipe, the hummus turns out super lite and creamy! Make this ahead or eat it straight out of the food processor, either way, we believe you’re going to smile!  : )  

Ingredients

  • two cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2/3 cup of mild or hot jalapenos from a can or jar, more or less depending on the intensity you desire
  • 1 tbsp of liquid from the peppers
  • leftover aquafaba, which is chickpea liquid, reserved and set aside
  • two cans of chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin  
  • optional pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika  
  • salt, to taste, or better still, use pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 cup  hemp seed hearts
  • an optional drizzle of hemp seed oil or olive oil

Instructions

  1. First, begin by finely mincing the garlic by dropping the peeled cloves down the shoot and into a running food processor.  
  2. Next, add the drained chickpeas (with its liquid set aside) and tahini to the processor, blending until mostly smooth.  
  3. Now, add the jalapenos, reserved jalapeno liquid, and cumin, continuing to blend until combined. Once the ingredients have incorporated, drizzle in two tablespoons or so of the reserved chickpea liquid, aquafaba, while the processor is running. Now continue to process the combined ingredients until very smooth and creamy, stopping now and then to scrape the sides of the processor down.   Now add the sea salt and season to taste.    
  4. Sprinkle the top of the hummus with hemp seeds, smoked paprika and the optional drizzle of oil, if using. There are so many terrific flavors in this recipe that Oil is not needed to make this taste amazing!  A sprinkle of cilantro tastes fantastic with this hummus if you would like to garnish with a few fresh herbs.   Enjoy this tasty hummus with your favorite organic corn chips or as a dip for your favorite freshly chopped veggies. Store any leftover Happy Jalapeño Hemp Seed Hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for about five days.

Notes

  • For a surprising sweet twist on this excellent hummus recipe, trade out the regular jarred jalapenos for Trader Joe's Hot & Sweet Jalapenos.  
  • My family and I like to store leftover hummus into small serving size containers to have something easy to pack for lunch or a healthy snack.
  • For a super smooth hummus consistency, use more liquid and process longer.  Also, using a high powered blender instead of a food processor creates an added level of creaminess and works well as long as you use plenty of fluid.
  • And if you happen to have a few minutes to spare, for an extra tasty hummus, substitute home-cooked chickpeas with broth reserved.  Nothing makes hummus taste better than home cooked chickpeas!  
  • Belonging to a group lovingly referred to as “longevity legumes” chickpeas have been used in traditional medicine to treat high blood pressure and diabetes. Including chickpeas in your diet may reduce the risk of the type of prediabetes known as metabolic syndrome. Chickpeas are anti-inflammatory and contain an abundance of non-heme iron—the safest form of iron. Visit NutritionFacts.org to read more in-depth information regarding the nutritional benefits of chickpeas and other legumes.

Nutrition

% DV

Calories Per Serving: 158
  • Total Fat 8.1 g 12 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g 4 %
  • Cholesterol 0 g 0 %
  • Sodium 286.8 mg 12 %
  • Carbohydrates 16 g 5 %
  • Fiber 4.9 g 19 %
  • Sugar 3 g ---
  • Protein 7.2 g 14 %
  • Vitamin A 5 %
  • Vitamin C 6 %
  • Iron 11 %
  • Calcium 6 %

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