This Peanutty Thai Curry Hummus is full of some of my favorite Thai flavors: peanut, coconut, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, and fresh lime!
It was the strangest thing. I woke up on a day like any other…ate my regular breakfast, did my normal workout, showered, replied to a few emails, and headed to the fridge for a post-workout snack. I grabbed what I saw first, hummus and a carrot. Happy as a lark, I dunked the carrot into the hummus, only to discover that I was over it.
It wasn’t working for me, to the point where I couldn’t even finish my snack.
Hummus just wasn’t my thing anymore (or so I thought).
That was like three years ago.
Since then, my husband and I have lived in Kuwait for a year (and subsequently moved back stateside), where hummus is a serious staple in the diet/lifestyle (let’s just say, you’re bound to come head to head with hummus in the Middle East). I fairly successfully avoided it the whole time, as I still just wasn’t in the mood.
I have no idea what brought on this sudden random food aversion, and honestly, it’s a bit frightening. (First it’s hummus, but what’s next? Indian food? French cheese? DARK CHOCOLATE? Shudder. Make it stop.) So after not having hummus for literally years, I decided to revisit it with flavors I always love: Thai!
My palate was somewhat confused (is it curry? Is it sweet? Is it savory? Do I actually like hummus again?). My hummus crisis is over though. I’m relieved to report that I happily ate my fair share of this batch.
This flavorful hummus is great with fresh pita bread, pita chips, crackers, or raw veggies for dipping, and any leftovers are delicious dolloped on salad greens (for more ideas on how to use leftover hummus, check out this article on Cooking Light). Serve this hummus at any party and it’s sure to be gone by the end of the evening!
This is pretty cool. Online I found quite a few Thai-inspired hummus recipes with the same name, but each recipe is a little different! Here they are if you want to check them out for more inspiration:
Thai Coconut Curry Hummus from A Spicy Perspective
Thai Coconut Curry Hummus from Home by 28 Cooks
Thai Coconut Curry Hummus from Lemony Thyme
Thai Coconut Curry Hummus from Oh My Veggies
- 1 (15 oz/425 g) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 4 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons canned full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk, stirred before measuring
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (more or less to taste)
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 large clove garlic, grated or crushed
- ½-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
- ½ teaspoon fish sauce
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2-3 tablespoons water
- Sweet chili sauce
- Fresh cilantro
- Chopped peanuts
- Sesame oil
- Sesame seeds
- Fresh pita bread
- Pita chips
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Transfer to a shallow bowl and top with any garnishes you like.
- Serve with anything you like for dipping.
Looks absolutely delicious! You combined my favorite foods–peanuts, curry and hummus–all in one!
danielle is rooting the sun says
really beautiful recipe, faith! i go through periods with hummus and other staples too, but eventually my taste buds find themselves again or else find a new way. i love the addition of fish sauce – it’s such an elevator. such a beautiful color hummus, too! happy upcoming weekend. ♥
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I’ve been on a homemade hummus kick and I have to try yours next – love the Thai flavors!
I don’t have powdered peanut butter. Do you think finely ground peanuts would work or organic peanut butter? I love the Thai inspiration here. I think I will make it and not tell my husband it has chick peas in it! I bet he will really like it.
Laurie, You can use unsweetened natural peanut butter (the kind that you have to stir) instead of the powdered peanut butter and water, and just add a splash of water if necessary to thin it out to your desired consistency. If you want to look for powdered peanut butter, you might be able to find it at your regular grocery store – I get it in the Nature’s Marketplace area of Wegmans (which is the grocery store where I normally shop at). I hope you (and your hubby!) enjoy it if you give it a try! :)
Happy Valley Chow says
I’ll be completely honest and say I have never tried hummus. But, this definitely makes me want to try it. Sounds delicious :)
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says
This sounds amazing. I’m actually not the biggest hummus fan either, but I adore Thai curry so maybe this yummy flavour would convince me :)
A great hummus and tasty flavour combination!
Libby with Lemony Thyme says
Hi Faith. I love the sounds of your Thai Hummus. Thank you so much for the link back. These all sounds wonderful. All my best, Libby
A bowl full of deliciousness, great take on Hummus.