Hummus with Orange Marmalade

July 16th, 2010

I have seen so many flavored hummus containers in the supermarket lately. You can find spicy red pepper hummus, garlic flavored hummus, lemon flavored hummus, or olive infused hummus. But it is easy to make your own flavored hummus at home. One that particularily appealed to me was a recipe using orange marmalade. Using this as a starting point, I can see substituting red pepper jelly or other interesting flavors.
I used whole wheat pita bread that I roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and sea salt. This made a very satisfying appetizer.
HUMMUS WITH ORANGE MARMALADE (adapted from all recipes)
2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
1/3 cup tahini (sesame-seed paste)
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Place ingredients in food process and process until pureed. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend. Bring to room temperature before serving.

12 responses to “Hummus with Orange Marmalade”

  1. That sounds great and perfect for summer Penny!

  2. Yum!! I am a big hummus fan but I have never tried it with anything sweet. Can’t wait to try this!


  3. Lyla says:

    Penny, you make me brave! I have never made hummus and am going to give it a try. I never thought of it as sweet. I’ve had the red pepper and love it so I intend to become a hummus maven. The other day, my husband said, “You’ve become a great cook. When did you become so adventuresome (mind you we’re talking cooking)? I told him that it was because of Food Channel and cooking blogs. Yours is at the top of my list of great blogs. Here’s to hummus and here’s to Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen!

  4. Sage says:

    I also make my own Hummus but mine has Roasted red pepper. You recipe sounds really good and different ; tempted to try it; thanks.

  5. I think this sounds delicious and would have never thought of it on my own. Thanks so much!


  6. racheld says:

    HUMMMMMMMMMMMUS!! We love it. That’s a perfect-proportion recipe, and we’re going to try it.

    Of course, sitting on the patio munching those wonderful chips won’t be QUITE the same experience as taking the tray up to the roof of the boathouse at sunset.

  7. blending these two flavors intrigues me.. i love hummus and i love orange marmalade but have never tried the duo together.. great appetizer to start off dinner!

  8. Penny, it sounds perfect and healthy for summer. I wish I could get my husband interested in hummus. So far, no go. Although, he does love “good” marmalade….

  9. edwardtomlin says:

    I make hummus all the time and LOVE the idea of using red pepper jelly. I have some ancho chili/red bell pepper jelly in the pantry that is just screaming to be used in this. Thanks for the great idea!

  10. Sophie says:

    That sounds like a great hummus version to add orange marmelade!! Ooh,..yes!!

    Beautiful presented too, dear Penny!

  11. grace says:

    this is a TOTALLY unique hummus idea! the brightness of the orange must do so much for the sometimes-hum-drum hummus. even more exciting is the prospect of involving pepper jelly–amazing!

  12. Kasie says:

    oh wow. I will definitely be trying this one. looks & sounds so yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m your newest follower. blessings!

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