Love Thai food? Love hummus? Me too. Here's a hummus with my favorite traditional Thai flavors including lemon grass, ginger, basil, coconut, lime, and sweet chili. Dip carrots, celery, chips, broccoli, or my favorite sweet pepper strips in this spicy-sweet-savory hummus perfect for warm, tropical days or for when you need to scratch that Thai food itch.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until fragrant and lightly browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour mixture into a ramekin or small bowl and cool.

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  • Blend cooled garlic-oil mixture, garbanzo beans, lime juice, peanut butter, coconut milk, chili sauce, lemon grass, basil, ginger, curry paste, jalapeno pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and chili powder together in a blender until smooth.

Cook's Notes:

Any of the ingredients can go from half to double what's shown based on your taste. Want it creamier? Double the coconut milk. Less sweet? Halve the sweet pepper sauce.

Water, lime juice, or coconut milk can be added to loosen it up if it gets thick.

Because of the coconut oil and milk, this will become a rather solid hummus when refrigerated. Plan ahead for serving so that it may warm and become spreadable/dip-able.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 13.8g 5% DV; fat 9.4g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 315.3mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2015
12.7.15 A lot of ingredients for hummus, but the finished product is worth the effort. I used a can of garbanzo beans, drained & reserved the liquid, and ended up adding about 2 Tbsp of the liquid back to the hummus to get a spreadable consistency. I felt fairly certain just from reading the ingredients that I’d like this recipe, and I wasn’t mistaken. Layer upon layer of flavor. I do think a healthy shot of Sriracha would be a god addition. Do allow time to chill, as we thought the flavor improved greatly on the second day. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2015
12.7.15 A lot of ingredients for hummus, but the finished product is worth the effort. I used a can of garbanzo beans, drained & reserved the liquid, and ended up adding about 2 Tbsp of the liquid back to the hummus to get a spreadable consistency. I felt fairly certain just from reading the ingredients that I’d like this recipe, and I wasn’t mistaken. Layer upon layer of flavor. I do think a healthy shot of Sriracha would be a god addition. Do allow time to chill, as we thought the flavor improved greatly on the second day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
I made this recipe for a Ladies' event at church. It was a hit!!! Everyone wanted the recipe.:) I left out the PB as some cannot eat it. The hummus still came out wonderful. No one in the produce section of our large grocery store had a clue about Thai basil or the difference between it and regular basil. I finally found Thai basil in a jar in the Asian section of the market. One tip -- I made it in my Vitamix & had a hard time. Next time I will definitely use the food processor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2015
Worth the trouble to find all the ingredients. Exotic flavor with a sweet pop combine with the deep chickpea flavor to create an amazingly new combo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2016
Extraordinary! Love the depth of flavor! I followed the recipe to the letter and it was fantastic. Wouldn't alter a thing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2017
Liked it. Was a little too sweet for me so I'd lessen the sweet chili sauce next time. Bell peppers were my favorite dipper. Other veggies and pita chips were good too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
Excellent! I added tahini that I made from one of your recipes and garnished it with roasted garlic and olive oil. It was creamy and fresh. Read More
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