I just had the pleasure of having a very dear friend over for lunch. After deciding a simple salad would be nice, I thought the table looked pretty bare. What’s a lunch without something to pick at or snack on after the meal and we’re still sitting at the table talking?

Well, even though I had a can of chickpeas in the kitchen, I didn’t have much else. I just got back from a honeymoon and haven’t really gone grocery shopping yet (somehow I had stuff for salad though – luckily wedding reception leftovers survived the week we were away!). I had heard of people using peanut butter in place of tahini, but I thought the almond butter would give it a richer flavor. And to add a bit more creamy texture and a touch of sweetness, I chose some all natural apricot spread to mix in. Add some salt and some pepper kick – good to go! I think I like this better than hummus with tahini… but I’m always a sucker for a hint of almond butter, so I might be biased.

Almond Apricot Hummus

Ingredients:
1 can chickpeas (drain some liquid, but keep a little)
2 tbs almond butter
2 tbs all natural apricot preserve
1 tsp salt
pinch ground black pepper
pinch garlic powder
Optional: Sea Salt and Lime Rice Crackers

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor! If you’re using a vitamix, like I did (best wedding present ever! Thanks Mom :D), turn in on, slowly go up to tend, put to it to high, and it should be done in about 15 seconds. That’s about how long I did it and the texture was incredibly smooth and even.

Happy snacking!

~Aubree Cherie

 

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5 Responses to Almond Apricot Hummus

  1. Wow, Aubree, that hummus looks incredible! Of course, anything with chickpeas and almond butter has my vote. ;-)

    Yay on your new Vitamix. I received one, too, as a gift for Christmas (from 24 of my favorite blogging friends no less). We are lucky gals!

    BTW, already shared this on my gfe Facebook page. :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  2. Dona says:

    That looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. I am totally envious of your new toy, hope to get one soon too! The flavor combo here is so interesting, I am curious to try it! If you get some time, I have started an allergy friendly link party, Allergy Free Wednesdays with 4 blogging friends. It would be great if you could submit some recipes to share! I am off to look around your blog now! Congrats on your marriage!

  4. Deanna says:

    Interesting! When I read the title, I thought it would be a dessert hummus. But, this has savory bits, too. Kind of like chutney hummus. I never would have thought of that!

  5. Great idea! I love apricots too, yumm…

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