Hatch chile hummus
August 23, 2011 • Category: Mezze/Appetizers
Hatch chiles are in season now, and some stores will even roast them and seed them to save us the trouble; I bought a container and set out to make hummus.
Pick hot or mild chiles depending on your preference. If you have no access to the hatch chiles (produced in the town of Hatch, New Mexico) then any other green chile pepper would be a fine substitute. You can also use canned peppers.
- 1 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans or chickpeas
- 1/3 cup of tahini
- 1 small lemon, juiced (about 3 to 4 tablespoons or to taste)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 3 hatch chiles, roasted, peeled and seeded (or more, to taste); can substitute canned ones.
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1 bag of pita bread
- Olive oil (optional)
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas and if you wish, you can cook them for about 30 minutes with several cups of water and a dash of baking soda, to soften them. This step is optional.
- Place the chickpeas, hatch chiles, lemon juice and tahini in the bowl of a food processor. Mash the garlic in a mortar with the salt and when it is pasty add it to the other ingredients. Puree the mixture and taste to adjust seasoning. Pour into a serving platter, garnish with a few beans and chiles if desired and a drizzle of olive oil.
- Serve with pita triangles or chips.
18 Comments • Comments Feed
Mmmhhh, a mouthwatering hummus! Another speciality I love so much I could eat it for breakfast…
On August 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm
Hélène (Cannes) says:
Ah, je ne connais pas ces piments-là … Ou alors peut-être sous un autre nom ? En tout cas, c’est à essayer, dans ton hummus amélioré.
On August 24, 2011 at 12:12 am
Banana Wonder says:
yummmmm!! I am drooling now thinking about this hummus combination. I need to get some hatches stat. Love your presentation too.
On August 24, 2011 at 12:41 am
Delicious hummus,looks awesome..
On August 24, 2011 at 1:51 am
Belinda @zomppa says:
Love the green chili! way to kick it up a notch.
On August 24, 2011 at 4:55 am
I am really loooking forward to this series as hummus is one of my all time favs. Your dish and recipe looks delicious! Can you give us a recipe for home made pita?
On August 24, 2011 at 5:11 am
@Doc; I already have one posted (on the grill) but want to try other versions (easier)
On August 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm
On August 25, 2011 at 7:23 am
Oh wow, does this ever sound good!
On August 24, 2011 at 8:54 am
Maria @ Scandifoodie says:
Wow great flavours! This sounds so tasty!
On August 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm
I’ve never had a spicy hummus – and now I need to try it (without getting hot seeds on my cut fingers… I currently have a fear of jalapenos and citrus). This looks like the perfect lunch for me.
On August 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm
5 Star Foodie says:
Hatch chiles are so flavorful and making hummus with them is a terrific idea!
On August 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm
j’aime cette version avec des piments, ça doit bien relever le plat..
On August 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm
Salad in a Jar says:
What a timely recipe as Hatch chilis are showing up everywhere. My family doesn’t normally get too excited about hummus but I bet they would love this.
On August 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm
This looks very tempting Joumana, but I’m a coward and mortally afraid of chillies. I’ll stick to the tamer suggestions, I think! 😉
On August 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm
I am always learning w/ your blog Joumana never heard of Hatch pepper. I love peppers of all kinds and will look for it next time I go shopping and add to my hummus!
On August 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm