Happy post-Super Bowl Monday! If I’d been a little more on the ball I would have shared this spicy hummus with peanut oil recipe with you last week because it was the perfect football snack! Kyle woke up at 2AM to watch the big game and I joined him at 3AM. There for a while I thought I was going to be able to go back to bed by the 3rd Quarter but I was wrong!
Even though the big game is over, this hummus is still a great appetizer and/or snack. Broccoli and carrots are my go to hummus vehicles of choice but pita bread is yummy too.
I feel a little bit like I’m cheating with this recipe again (like I did with this oatmeal) because this hummus is so, so easy. I love making hummus myself so I know exactly what the ingredients are, I can customize it however I want, and can skip all of the preservatives found in the store-bought varieties.
This recipe came from Savory Simple and you can find it here. The only change I made was to swap the olive oil for peanut oil.
In case you’ve forgotten, I promised you more info on Bell Plantation’s Peanut Oil in my last recipe for Tex-Mex Quinoa. In that post I told you how much I love Bell Plantation and PB2 (and now their oil!) as well as the reason I’m writing about them. I contacted Bell Plantation to inquire about advertising for them because they are a company that I truly LOVE. They generously provided me sample products for me to review here. But now I’ll tell you a little bit more about exactly why I love them.
They have a genius way of making their products. Their original product is PB2 – a powdered peanut butter. Simply mix it with water and use in place of regular peanut butter. But why would you want to buy peanut butter as a powder??
Because you get all of the amazing peanut butter taste + peanut protein with almost no fat. Here’s a comparison for you:
- 2 Tbsp Regular Peanut Butter: 188 calories, 8 grams protein, 16 grams fat
- 2 Tbsp Bell Plantation PB2: 45 calories, 5 grams protein, 1.5 grams fat
Now, you might point out that PB2 has less protein; however, you can double the amount of PB2 to 4 Tbsp to give you 90 calories and 10 grams of protein, still with only 3 grams of fat! I don’t know about you but I will take 4 Tbsp of peanut butter over 2 any and every day of the week!
Not to mention the fact that PB2 ingredients are: roasted peanuts, salt, and sugar. That’s it. If you’ve looked at regular peanut butter ingredients lately you’ll find a significantly longer list! As a dietitian, this peanut butter is a D-R-E-A-M. I regularly recommend it to all of my clients, even in Kuwait.
Back to making the Peanut Oil. Bell Plantation presses their peanuts and to squeeze all of the oil out. That’s why it’s so low in fat. Then the remaining powder is packaged into PB2 and the oil that is pressed out of the peanuts is packaged and sold separately. And it’s perfect for this hummus.
The 1/4 cup of sriracha in this is perfect for me but feel free to adjust per your taste. And the peanut oil adds a really interesting hint of peanut, which pairs really well. I would love to know what you think about the hummus and also if you’ve ever tried any Bell Plantation products and what you think about them.
All information and opinions in this post are 100% my own. I will never promote any product that I don’t completely believe in with all my heart.