This pickled jalapeño hummus is super smooth, zippy, and tangy with a slow-warming kick of heat. Slather it on toast, crackers, or your favorite veggies!
Pickled [insert any veggies here] are my favorite. I'm not entirely sure that sentence makes sense, but you get the idea. I love pickled things.
So much so that I've been known to drink pickle juice (sometimes even pickled jalapeño juice if I'm craving a real ZING). Something about the salty tang gets me good.
As a food blogger of nearly 9 years (seriously, where'd the time go?), I noticed about a year ago that there weren't nearly enough vinegary hummus recipes out there. And so I made it my mission to bring more pickle-y hummus goodness to the recipe world.
If what you're seeking is an ultra creamy, cloud-like hummus with a kick of heat and a tang of vinegar, look no further. This recipe has your name all over it.
It's inspired by this pickle hummus and this pepperoncini hummus, so be sure to check those out if you haven't already.
Just five simple ingredients are needed for this recipe:
Pickled jalapeño juice.
To make this hummus, you'll add the chickpeas, jalapeño juice, tahini, and salt to a food processor and process until smooth.
How you approach the chickpeas is entirely up to you. Leave the skins on, pop them off? Your call.
Your hummus will be smoother without the skins, but it'll take you about 10 minutes longer to make.
Personally, I pop most of the skins off, inevitably coming to the conclusion about three-quarters of the way through that, Dang, this is taking forever, and I'm hungry. And so I throw the last beans in skins intact.
(Hummus) progress, not perfection, right?
Thankfully, the vinegary jalapeño juice works wonders when it comes to creating a super smooth, almost fluffy hummus.
Checkout the smoothness (even with the skins left on that last dainty handful of chickpeas)...
Once your hummus base is ready, you'll stir in half a cup of roughly chopped pickled jalapeños. I like to chop up a bit more for topping as well, but the garnish situation is also yours to explore.
A drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of pepper, a cozy cluster of fresh jalapeño slices...?
Serve this hummus alongside your favorite dipping devices. Here are a few ideas to get the wheels turning:
Multigrain bread slices.
You can serve this hummus straight away or make it ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to serve. I find it's even tastier on the second day once all the flavors have had a chance to meld and mingle.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. If you make it, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #blissfulbasil on Instagram.
Pickled Jalapeño Hummus
- 1 ((15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup pickled jalapeño juice, straight from the jar*
- 1 ½ tablespoons tahini
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup pickled jalapeños, roughly chopped*
- For extra creamy hummus, remove the skins from the garbanzo beans by "popping" them between your pointer finger and thumb. Discard the skins.
- Add the beans, jalapeńo juice, tahini, and salt to a food processor. Process for 2–3 minutes, or until completely smooth.
- Transfer the hummus to a small bowl, and stir in the pickled jalapeños.
- Top as desired. I like to add a drizzle of olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, more chopped pickled jalapeños, and even a few slices of fresh jalapeño.
- Serve alongside veggie sticks, crackers, sliced bread, etc.
- Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.
Celeste Jackson says
I've been getting tired of my go-to hummus so I thought I would try this one. So flavorful and fun and quick & easy. ! I'll be making this one again soon.
Glad you enjoyed it, mom!
I came across this recipe and had to try it as hummus is a favorite in our household - Made it exactly with a couple of minor changes - I did remove the skins as suggested for a creamier hummus - learned this trick years ago and really feel like it makes it better....I added a bit more salt and some then olive oil to as my hummus was a bit thick - It turned out great and I cannot wait to have it at a dinner party! My taste buds thank you!!!
Very happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Paula! Thanks for taking the time to come back and share your rating and thorough feedback—means so much to me and is helpful for other recipe makers as well. Happy cooking to you! :)