Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus

Hi,

Recently I have had the worse craving for pretzels.  I love pretzels but I can do without,  except the past couple of weeks.  I don’t know what it is, but I get on these kicks and I can’t stop!  I just love pretzels!  Do you ever get cravings like that?  Plain pretzels are great but what I love about them is dipping them into things, like peanut butter, chocolate and hummus!  Mmmm, hummus!  Every week I try to make hummus so I have something healthy to dip my pretzels and vegetables in, and since I’m in a spicy kick too, I came up with the perfect hummus that will satisfy that spicy craving!!  This is my Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus!

Pickled Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus

This Hummus is soooooooo good!  Instead of using a fresh jalapeno, I went all crazy and used pickled jalapeno’s, you know the ones you use for nachos?  I love pickled jalapeno’s!  I usually go through a jar a week!  I top it on tacos, burgers, salads, pizza and more. There is just something about those spicy, salty little slices that I must have in my life.  So I thought, why not make hummus with it?  So I did and let me tell you, Muah!!  I’m doing that Italian kiss with my hands!  :)

Pickled Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus

If you’re a nachos jalapeno fan, I’m thinking you will like this hummus.  Not only does it have my picked jalapeno slices, but I also added a some canned artichoke hearts to beef it up a little.  I’ll be honest, I may have gone a little crazy on the jalapeno’s so I don’t taste the artichokes so much, but honestly I don’t think artichoke hearts in a can have a ton of flavor anyway.  But I do think it’s a great addition to the hummus.  Like I said it kind of makes it more thick and filling, plus it’s healthy for you, full of good fiber!!  We all like our fiber!!

Pickled Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus

Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 2/3 Cups (12 two tbsp. servings)

Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons

Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus

A spicy, healthy hummus dip made with pickled jalapenos and artichoke hearts. Perfect for dipping pretzels and veggies in.

Ingredients

  1. 1 15.5 oz. can Garbanzo Beans, drained, rinsed (reserve some of the juice form the can)
  2. 1/2 cup artichokes from a can, roughly cut
  3. 1 clove garlic, peeled
  4. 1 oz pickled jalapeño slices (The ones you use on nachos)
  5. 2 tbsp. lemon juice, fresh
  6. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until all mixed well and a smooth consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of reserved juice at a time if it's hard to mix or it's to thick. I used about 1/4 cup of juice.
  2. To kick it up a notch, you can add some of the juice form the pickled jalapenos. I personally may have added a tad to much in mine, but I love it!!

Notes

Calories per two tablespoons: 37.3, Fat: .03, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 156, Potassium: 3, Carbs: 6.9, Fiber: 1.8, Sugar: .05, Protein: 1.9

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Pickled Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus

Man! I wish I had some of this hummus right now, but it didn’t last very long.  I guess since I bought another bag of pretzels, I should probably make some more hummus!  Yah, that’s what I’ll do.  Lucky for me I always keep a jar of pickled jalapeno’s on the shelves.  I kind of panic when I don’t have any on hand!  Don you have a certain condiment that you can’t live without?

Ok, I’m totally hungry and it’s dinner time here and with all this jalapeno talk, I’m thinking tacos!!  Ohhh, maybe vegetarian tacos with this hummus in it!  Now that’s a taco!

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Pickled Jalapeno and Artichoke  Hummus

 

Comments

  1. Yes, It is the crunchy salty that I tend to crave too. Potato chips for me. It is so hard to say no! I just made hummus too! A great healthy dip for those pretzels!
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  2. The title of this had me sold! I love jalapenos, artichokes, AND hummus! Must try!

  3. What a delicious combination, I love the ingredients!!!!

  4. I love jalapenos so much on nachos so i am sure the dip with pretzels is totally up my alley! thanks for sharing!
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  5. Hummus with a kick! Love it!
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  6. My partner asked me to make something with artichoke like 2 days ago. Now I know what I’ll make.
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  7. Love that you added a kick of heat to one of my all-time favorite dips! Can’t wait to try your version. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Mmm. This would be gone in about 15 minutes :). What a great share – thanks!
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  9. Maureen Kearns says:

    Thank you for the recipe for the artichoke-jalapeno hummus. It was absolutely delicious, and so easy to make. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your blog and your recipes. It is truly appreciated.

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