The Local Palate Newsletter
Sign up to recieve news, updates, recipes, cocktails and web exclusives about food culture in the south

Share this article via email


Save 69% off of newsstand price now!

Subscribe to The Local Palate
Savor the South eNewsletter Subscribe Send as Gift Customer Service App Store Google Play

Sign up

Get the latest from the Local Palate, straight to your inbox.

Boiled Peanut Hummus



 2 cups shelled boiled peanuts

2-3 teaspoons boiling liquid, or water if you’re using store-bought peanuts

¼ cup tahini paste

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a 4-6 cup food processor, purée the first six ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add olive oil slowly to incorporate.
  3. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve warm or cold with your favorite chips or fresh veggies.
Print Recipe