Caroline Yoder

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus and Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip

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Peanut butter has long since been established as a part of party fare—peanut butter snack mix, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter pretzel nuggets. While all these foods provide plenty of flavor, they also often provide large amounts of sugar and unhealthy fats. Below you’ll find two recipes with enough flavor and nutrition to satisfy any peanut butter-loving crowd. First, a unique hummus dip featuring a host of Asian flavors, with peanut butter, orange, and ginger. If you’re looking to turn up the heat at your get-together, then consider the spicy herbed yogurt dip featured here with cayenne-spiked peanut butter and cilantro.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: None
Total time: 15 minutes

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus and Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus
Yield: 1cup

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus

Ingredients

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Old Fashioned Smooth Peanut Butter

1 1/2 cups (1 15-ounce can) cooked chickpeas, rinsed & drained* (See Notes)
2 tablespoons Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter
2 small cloves garlic, cut into chunks*
1 tablespoon fresh ground ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
6 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional)*

Procedure

1. In a large bowl, place chickpeas, peanut butter, garlic chunks, ginger, soy sauce, orange juice, 1 teaspoon of the orange zest, and agave nectar, if using.

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus - In a large bowl, place chickpeas, peanut butter, garlic chunks, ginger, soy sauce, orange juice, 1 teaspoon of the orange zest, and agave nectar

2. Combine all ingredients using an immersion blender until the mixture reaches a thick paste-like consistency.

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus - Combine all ingredients using an immersion blender until the mixture reaches a thick paste-like consistency

3. Scrape hummus into a serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining orange zest for garnish. Serve with toasted whole wheat pita and fresh vegetables.

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus - Scrape hummus into a serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining orange zest for garnish

Notes:

– If using canned chickpeas, look for no-salt-added varieties. If no-salt-added varieties are unavailable you may use regular, but be sure to rinse them well to remove as much brine as possible.

– To ensure that the garlic is well-incorporated throughout the hummus, cut cloves into rough chunks before blending with an immersion blender. Otherwise, garlic may get caught in the blades.

– This recipe may be prepared in a regular blender if an immersion blender is unavailable. The immersion blender simply makes for easier clean-up.

– For an extra hint of sweetness, I like to add just a bit of agave nectar. Feel free to substitute your sweetener of choice (e.g., raw sugar, honey, stevia extract, etc.)

Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip
Yield: 3/4cup

Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip

Ingredients

Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. The Heat Is On Peanut Butter

2 tablespoons The Heat Is On peanut butter
1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 (5.3-ounce) container 0% Greek yogurt* (See Notes)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste*

Procedure


1. Place peanut butter, lemon juice, and water in a small bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, and stir vigorously until well combined.

Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip - Place peanut butter, lemon juice, and water in a small bowl

Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip - Microwave for 15 seconds, and stir vigorously until well combined

2. In a large bowl place Greek yogurt, cayenne, cilantro, salt, and sauce from step 1. Stir until well combined.

Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip - In a large bowl place Greek yogurt, cayenne, cilantro, salt, and sauce from step 1

Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip - Stir until well combined.

3. Serve with baked pita chips and fresh vegetables.

Peanutty Yogurt Dip with Baked Pita Chips and Vegetables - Serve with baked pita chips and fresh vegetables

Notes:

– Greek yogurt has a thicker, creamier texture than regular plain yogurt. If you prefer, you may substitute regular plain yogurt, but your dip will have a thinner consistency as a result.

– 2% Greek yogurt may also be used for this recipe. Full-fat Greek yogurt would also provide an intense creamy flavor, but in the interest of health, it is optimal to use either 0% or 2% varieties, as full-fat Greek yogurt can have as much as 18 grams of saturated fat (90%RDA) per cup.

– I found that the 1/8 teaspoon measure suited my taste best, but you may experiment using more or less for your specific dietary needs or taste preferences.

Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus and Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip, 3.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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One Response to Orange-Peanut Butter Hummus and Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip

  1. Debbie says:

    Peanutty Herbed Yogurt Dip. Wow! This looks great and there are so many great things that you can dip in this and still stay healthy. I am definitely going to try this and I’m not waiting until Super Bowl Weekend.
    Thanks.

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