Poblano Cilantro Hummus

Being vegetarians and on-and-off vegans, hummus has its permanent place in our diet. Its healthy, creamy and downright tasty. Hummus can be as versatile as a dal. The flavours are limited only by one’s imaginations. Check this article for ideas.

Instead of the usual jalapeno, I swapped a poblano that was lying in the fridge. Next time around I added a banana pepper too. Both versions were super-duper hits. I usually use my blender for making an airy, smooth hummus. I also skip adding olive oil for a low-fat version. My next trial would be to use different nut butters. Although peanut butter sounds great, I am thinking cashew butter. Lets see how that turns out.

Poblano Cilantro Hummus
(makes 2 cups)

Ingredients

Dried chickpeas – ¾ cup (about 2½ cups when cooked. Canned is ok)
Poblano pepper – 1
Banana pepper/yellow pepper – 1 (optional)
Garlic – 1 clove, smashed
Tahini – 1 tbsp
Cilantro – 1 packed cup, stems included
Juice of a lemon
Salt

Method

Soak the chickpeas overnight and cook until soft. If using canned, drain the liquid and rinse the beans. Roast the poblano pepper and the banana pepper (if using) over a flame. Alternatively, broil the peppers, rotating to get an even char. Keep the pepper in a tight container. The trapped steam will make peeling the peppers easier. Let cool, peel and remove the seeds. In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until smooth, adding water as needed. Serve as a dip, spread or dollop over soup or salad.

Generously spread hummus for a guilt free burger

This goes to the 26th edition Susan's super successful event My Legume Love Affair, hosted by Simona of Briciole.

21 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Hummus looks so creamy........

sra said...

Good to see a post from you! Love the second set of pix, esp the second one.

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n colourful

Wanna Be Chef Mysti! said...

this looks amazing, i love cilantro...ill be trying this soon!

Elizabeth said...

That burger looks positively delicious! I have a "thing" for anything with cilantro and now this is on my list of different hummus versions to try! Thanks!

Veggie Belly said...

Deeeeelicious! THe poblano and cilantro sounds so good in a hummus. I have to try this. I just tried Sabra spinach and artichoke hummus for the first time and it was just ok. I dont know why I bother with store bought hummus!

Soma said...

Mmmm poblano and cilantro! I have do a roasted red pepper, but seeing this on the burger is making me seriously salivate. need to make this.

Kathy said...

This looks beautiful! Love your photos. I hope you will submit this to http://www.FindingVegan.com ~Kathy

Simona said...

I add a roasted red bell pepper to my hummus. After reading your post, I can't wait to try the kind of peppers you used. Love the color too. Thanks for participating.

bewitchingkitchen.com said...

This looks amazing, I am saving this to make in the near future

poblano and cilantro seems like a match made in heaven!

Kulsum said...

Wow! That looks awesome. Sometime hummus ( May be its the Iranian version not sure) comes with a side green spicy dip. I often make it with cilantro, green chillies, cumin and olive oil. That way you can add it to the hummus as per your need and control the olive oil.

Your pictures so beautiful! I also love adding roasted red bell pepper, jalapenos ahhh Sorry I get carried way when it comes to hummus.

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Shanthi said...

Looks tempting and gorgeous. Well presented

Mriganayani said...

God - that hummus makes me drool. Love the colors! And I also love the 100 cal burger buns..perfect for a guilt free burger. Looks gorgeous!

Neha said...

Those are such beautiful pictures!! What's the burger there? Can you please share that recipe?
Thanks!

Julie said...

What a great combination. I love both cilantro and hummus. I never thought of mixing these 2 together though. can't wait to try this out :)

peanutbutterandginger said...

This sounds fantastic! I love hummus in every way, shape or form so I've gotta try putting it together with my beloved pablano pepper!

anubhavati said...

What a lovely combination? and i love love cilantro in just about anythng except payasams and desserts! Is that a cute little burger? and micro greens? lovely click !!!

Shobha

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

sounds very interesting... i have never seen or tasted a green hummus. lovely idea :)

Anzz said...

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Chef Mireille said...

just read about you in the Hindu - your photos are absolutely outstanding and interesting, unique recipes!

Lia N. said...

Thank you for the inspiration , it was tasty and green, yummy :)

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