So after I made that giant batch of boiled peanuts last week, I quickly realized I needed to find a way to finish them off. Enter Southern hummus: a hummus made with boiled peanuts and delicious with broccoli dippers.


Southern Hummus (Boiled Peanut Hummus)

Based on a Bon Appétit recipe 

  • 1 cup shelled, boiled peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt


  • Put boiled ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine. With processor running, slowly add oil. Continue puréeing peanut mixture, adding water 1 Tbsp. at a time, until the hummus is smooth. Season to taste with salt. Serve with pita or broccoli trees.

Would you try it? What would you pair it with?

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