Hot & Spicy Giardiniera Hummus
If you're a fan of Chef Earl's Giardiniera Hummus, you're going to swoon over this hot & spicy giardiniera hummus. Chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt + pepper are blended into smooth and creamy hummus perfection. Then, hot (or mild, if you prefer) giardiniera is folded in to create a creamy hummus with a crunchy, tangy, and spicy kick!
- 1 (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup hot or mild giardiniera
- Tortilla chips
- Root vegetable chips
- Fresh vegetable sticks (e.g., cucumbers, carrots, celery, etc.)
If you want extra-creamy hummus, remove the skins from the chickpeas by "popping" them between your pointer finger and thumb. Discard the skins.
Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper to a food processor or high-powered blender. Process for 2-3 minutes or until completely smooth.
Transfer the hummus to a small bowl, add the giardiniera to the bowl, and stir to incorporate.
Serve alongside a snack pairing of your choice, and refrigerate leftovers.