Y’all are going to love this Boiled Peanut Hummus! A smooth, nutty flavor with a punch of lemon and garlic makes this a southern hummus boiled peanut recipe you will make again and again.
Boiled peanuts are a Southern snack that may seem a bit odd to anyone living outside the South. They are so much fun to eat, and the salty brine they are cooked in makes them perfect for snacking.
They work great to blend and use as a base for hummus! It’s a tasty party snack that works great for groups of all sizes. Serve it up with this spicy pimento cheese dip and these buffalo air fryer turkey meatballs for your next party!
Why You Will Love This Peanut Hummus Recipe
- Full of great nutty flavor for a unique variation on a favorite dip!
- A wonderful recipe that takes just minutes to make!
- A unique way to use boiled peanuts to level up your next game day event!
What are Boiled Peanuts?
Boiled peanuts have a smooth creamy flavor similar to chickpeas. They range in flavor from mild and salty to spicy cajun boiled. When you crack open the shell and pop out the peanuts they are a bit slimy in texture and very soft.
What is Boiled Peanut Hummus?
While the word hummus means chickpeas in Arabic and refers to traditional hummus made with chickpeas and tahini. However, it may also be used to refer to other similarly pureed beans or vegetables mixed with seasonings and served as a dip.
In this recipe, a smooth paste of boiled peanuts is blended with tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice. It’s super easy to make and actually, the hardest part about making this recipe will be peeling all the boiled peanuts.
Here’s a look at the main ingredients you need to make this easy peanut hummus recipe!
- Shelled boiled peanuts: You can make your own boiled peanuts or use your favorite canned boiled peanuts. If I don’t have home-canned boiled peanuts I use these Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts instead.
- Tahini: This sesame seed paste is commonly used in hummus. I prefer to choose to use a good quality such as Organic Sesame Tahini when making hummus.
- Lemon juice: For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Fresh garlic: I love the way fresh garlic enhances the flavor of hummus. It’s amazing!
- Cumin: Adds some hints of earthiness that perfectly blends with the peanuts.
- Hot sauce: Just a bit to add some zestiness to the hummus. Feel free to adjust the amount to your own tastes adding more if you prefer spicy boiled peanut hummus!
- Peanut juice: For more peanut flavor and also to provide moisture to the hummus.
- Olive oil: A healthy oil that’s the best to use when making hummus.
How to Make Hummus with Boiled Peanuts
This recipe goes together in just a few simple steps. Here’s how to make it!
- Shell the boiled peanuts.
- Process all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor until the hummus is smooth.
- Transfer it to a serving bowl and serve with cheese crackers, pita chips, or fresh veggies.
What’s the easiest way to shell boiled peanuts?
- First, pinch the peanut to crack the seam open.
- Then separate the peanut in half by pulling the seam apart.
- Pick out the peanuts and discard the shells.
How to Serve Hummus
- This southern hummus would be great on a Healthy Charcuterie Board. Serve with other southern favorites such as pickled okra, Bread and Butter Pickles, and roasted pecans.
- Serve with classic Pimento Cheese Crackers or Honey Mustard Pretzels.
- Offer a few dips to give guests some choices along with some crusty bread or pita bread. I especially love this Lipton Onion Soup Dip Recipe!
- Store leftover peanut hummus in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated and use within 3 days.
- Wondering how long hummus can sit out at room temperature? Learn more in this Guide for Storing and Serving Hummus.
- Add more peanut liquid if you want a thinner hummus texture.
- Use a food processor or blender to process the chickpeas and peanuts for the creamiest texture.
Can I use flavored boiled peanuts?
Yes, of course, it’s a great way to customize and enhance the flavor of your hummus. Try adding garlic powder, liquid smoke, crushed red pepper, or Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasonin.g
What’s the best way to store shelled peanuts?
If you shell your boiled peanuts but don’t use them right away it is a good idea to keep them in the refrigerator in an airtight container covered in the boiled peanut water. This prevents them from drying out. Use within two weeks.
More Hummus Recipes
Creamy Boiled Peanut Hummus
Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.
- 1 cup boiled peanuts, removed from shell
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- ½ cup chickpeas
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon cumin, ground
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon peanut juice, more if you like your hummus thinner
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Process all ingredients in a food processor until hummus is smooth.1 cup boiled peanuts, 2 tablespoons tahini, ½ cup chickpeas, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon garlic, ¼ teaspoon cumin, 2 teaspoons hot sauce, 1 tablespoon peanut juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt
- Serve with cheese crackers or pita chips