Boiled Peanut Hummus

Mmmm boiled peanuts.  Special treat down south.  Picked up a bag the other day, and decided to experiment with them today.  The recipe needs tweaks, but came out pretty good.  Cumin, roasted garlic or parsley might add the hummus, but for this try I wanted to preserve the boiled peanut taste (and forgot to buy any of those things…)



If you can’t go to your local roadside stand, to get boiled peanuts you just boil a bag (still in the shell) with a 1/4 cup of kosher salt 2-3 hours.


-boiled peanuts

-spoonful of tahini

-olive oil

-1 lemon (reserve a pinch of lemon zest)


-cajun seasoning



Shell all the boiled peanuts (this is the biggest pain in the ass of the process).  In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients (including lemon zest), don’t use too much cajun seasoning because the nuts are already salty.  Dollop in tahini, a bit of oil and half the lemon juice and start smashing (or use the food processor if you’re a bitch).  Add more oil and lemon juice as you go until you have the right texture/taste.  Easy money.


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