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Chili Cherry Hummus

10 Comments 16 August 2011

I wish you could taste this.  Blindfolded.  I actually had the Husband taste my chili cherry hummus with his eyes closed.  He isn’t a fan of this game that I frequently ask him to play, but I did try to ease the suspense by telling him that I was just going to place a rice cracker covered with hummus in his mouth.  He had nothing to fear.  After he tasted it and declared it to be good, I showed him this bowl.

Yes, it’s pinkish, purple.  And for hummus, it looks very strange, but it is delightfully tasty.

It strikes my fancy, because it has one of my favorite flavor combinations, sweet and spicy.

And I really like the combination of these two beans.

Borlotti Beans and Navy Beans

But you could use the traditional garbanzo beans if you’d like.

The magic ingredients in this funky hummus are fresh cherries and chopped serrano chili pepper.

For a creamy, high-protein snack with just a hint of sweet and spicy sassiness, give this hummus a try!

Chili Cherry Hummus

by Heather


  • 1 can borlotti beans
  • 1 can navy beans
  • 1 c. pitted cherries
  • 1/2 serrano chili pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 c. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 T. olive oil


1.  Drain the 2 cans of beans and rinse them well.

2.  Place the beans in food processor with all of the other ingredients.  Pulse until creamy, but leave a few chunks.

3.  Taste and add more sea salt if needed.

Makes 3 cups

Looks weird, but tastes great on mild veggies like cucumber and simple crackers like rice crackers!

My other hummus recipes that you might enjoy:

Delicious hummus recipes from my inspirational lunchbox friend, Valerie of City Life Eats:
And Valerie and I both adore this High Protein Hemp Hummus from Gena of Choosing Raw.  (Valerie and I even used it in our lunchboxes to each other!)

What’s your favorite kind of hummus?

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10 Comments so far

  1. Beth says:

    Interesting. Never would have thought to put cherries in a hummus, but I bet I’d actually like it because I love the sweet & spicy combination too. Will give it a try!

  2. Totally utterly brilliant. Thank you for the shoutout too :)

  3. Ricki says:

    There’s a “sweet hummus” vibe in the air–I’ve been making variations all week! This looks spectacular. I cannot wait to try it! Of course anything with cherries has to be good! 😀

  4. That sounds so intriguing. Gotta try it!

  5. Debbie says:

    A great idea! I bet my boys would eat this!

  6. VEDA-GlutenFreeHome says:

    I love hummas, eat it every day!

    This looks terrific and I want to try it asap. Thanks for the post. I’m always interested in the new and unusual. :)

  7. I’m so, so glad that Kalinda included this recipe in her weekly roundup because I’m a huge, huge fan of sweet and spicy and I haven’t visited your blog lately. This looks amazing, Heather. Most hummus doesn’t have the appealing look that this recipe has. 😉 Oh, and I do that to my husband, too. And he’s not fond of it either. LOL



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