BAM! Two of my favorite things just collided into a bowl of yumminess. May I introduce to you curry hummus!
Ok, I have to admit this… I probably like hummus more than any one human should. But that is perfectly ok! Hummus is a healthy snack, packed full of protein. It’s also a good source of fiber, which keeps you feeling fuller longer. Yes, hummus can contain high-fat ingredients like tahini and olive oil, but those are the unsaturated fats that every one of us can forgive.
Madras Curry Powder:
To make this curry hummus, I used a madras curry powder. I love madras curry powder, which is a little warmer and spicier than regular curry powder. Both regular curry powder and madras use most of the same ingredients. Turmeric provides the beautiful color with fenugreek (a new one to me too!), providing a sweet nuttiness of maple and cumin adding a warm earthy flavor. The key difference is that Madras has a nice blend of red chilies which give the madras curry powder a richer red hue. Many think that Madras curry is Indian, but it’s not. Madra curry was invented in Britain and used in restaurants there. Regardless, I think it is a spice everyone should keep in their spice drawer!
Making the Curry Hummus:
For extra creaminess, I used fat-free Greek yogurt. Often you will find coconut milk paired with the flavors of curry. However, the day I made this recipe I didn’t have any coconut milk on hand. I found that the fat-free Greek yogurt was a great substitute because it only has about a third of the calories.
Snack on this curry hummus as a dip with your favorite veggies, pita chips or even your chicken wings while watching the football this weekend! Or you can use it as a spread on top of burgers, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches,
How would you eat this? What would you dip into it? What would you spread it on? Comment below!
- 28 ounce chickpeas (2) 14-oz cans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup Greek yogurt plain fat-free
- 1 tablespoon madras curry powder
- 1 clove garlic grated
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper for extra heat (optional)
- Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
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