Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pineapple Curry Hummus

I don't know where it comes from. But sometimes, random combinations of flavors will pop into my head and I'll write them down for later. In my hummus file, I've had "pineapple" and "curry" written down for a long time, but I've been scared to try it. Theoretically, I thought it could possibly work, but I was still scared. Today I conquered that fear. Even walking through the grocery store this morning, picking up ingredients, I was still very apprehensive about how it would all work out together.

Amazingly enough, it's very tasty. The sweetness of the pineapple is just perfect to offset the full-on flavor of the curry powder. It actually reminds me of an Indian dish I've had in the past. This is definitely one hummus recipe you'll have to try to taste how the flavors work together.

Pineapple Curry Hummus

Pineapple Curry Hummus

1 (15.9 oz) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 c olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp tahini
1 scant tsp curry powder
1/3 c crushed pineapple
salt to taste

Combine beans, oil, lemon juice, tahini, and curry powder in food processor. Process until well blended. Remove, place in medium sized bowl, and stir in pineapple. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so for flavors to make friends.


Sarah C. said...

I have tried two other of your hummus flavors and havent been let down yet (jalapeno w/ cilantro, and the thai chili flavors). I am sure this one is just as good and would pair nicely with teriyaki glazed chicken skewers. Yum!

Anonymous said...

That's pretty adventurous, flavor-wise. Wow. I'll have to try that.

"For flavors to make friends" -- Really cute. :)

test it comm said...

Pineapple and curry hummus sound really interesting. I will have to try it.

Evelin said...

I've tried the pineapple-curry flavour combination as well and I love it! Your hummus looks great:)

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Anonymous said...

Thai curries often contain fruits such as pineapple, coconut, mango, or lychee. I look forward to your next inspiration!

Dori said...

I have quite a list going of your hummus recipes I want to try, this will be one of them...sounds interesting, but very good!

Tom said...

I just made this hummus...pineapple and curry...GENIUS! I would never have thought of that combination. I think I'm going to have to explore this duo more.

Elle said...

This sounds like an amazing flavor combination!

Shaw Girl said...

What an unusual combination of flavors...but I tried it and it was fantastic! This has been added to my party appetizer rotation!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, you are my new hero!! I can't wait to try your hummus variations, every last one of them looks divine!

Now, I have a challenge for you - cucumber dill hummus. And a black olive hummus. If you can come up with those, I will be eternally grateful!

gray la gran said...

awesome! i'm going to a b-day party this evening, and my hummus is now "making friends" in the fridge.

this is perfect today as it's HOT in north carolina, and i was trying to avoid turning on the oven to make something tasty for the event.

i always love your recipes.

i did not have any tahini, so i substituted trader joe's "better'n peanut butter".

i just couldn't fork out $6 for big container of tahini.

how long does tahini keep in the fridge if i do choose to purchase it?

ps. should the crushed pineapple be drained?