Sweet Chili Ranch Hummus Recipe
One of the biggest perks of the kids being home for the summer is that it gives me more time to cook during the day. With less hustling and bustling and more lazy afternoons, I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen quite a bit.
This was actually my first experience making hummus at home. We’ve been buying so much of it at the grocery store lately that I figured I’d try my hand at making a larger batch.
I knew that the basics of homemade hummus are chickpeas and tahini, but I wanted to add a little something special. I decided to swap lemon juice for lime juice and added 1/3 cup of Sweet Chili Ranch from Hidden Valley.
I have to say, this new Sweet Chili Ranch flavor is out of this world on it’s own. It has a little zing but also tastes so sweet and delicious. It added such a wonderful depth of flavor to my homemade hummus and the entire family adored it.
I’m a pretty big fan of any recipe that can make my kids eat a whole plate of vegetables! They were dipping baby carrots in the hummus and crunching them like they were candy. It was that good!
I love packing hummus in my kids’ lunch boxes so I’ll definitely be making more of this special hummus when school starts again!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley. The opinions and text are all mine.
Sweet chili ranch hummus
- One 15-ounce can chickpeas
- Juice from 1 fresh lime
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/3 cup Hidden Valley Sweet Chili Ranch
- 2 to 3 tablespoons (for consistency only if needed)
- In a food processor or high quality blender (like a Vitamix) combine tahini and lime juice. Process for 1 minute or until smooth. This may be a bit dry, it's fine.
- Add your olive oil, Hidden Valley Sweet Chili Ranch, minced garlic, cumin and the salt. Process for 30 seconds then scrape sides of the bowl down.
- Rinse chickpeas well and add half to the food processor. Process 30 seconds then add the other half of the chickpeas and process for 30 seconds or until nice and smooth. If you find that your hummus is not creamy enough for your liking (it may be perfect like this!) then add a couple tablespoons of water and process until you reach the consistency your family prefers.