Homemade Hummus with Pita Chips.
Sweeten Up Your Hummus By Switching The Tahini For Peanut Butter
Tahini sesame paste brings an earthy, mildly nutty flavor to traditional hummus. If you'd like to whip up a sweeter version, swap out the tahini for peanut butter.
Chef Nigella Lawson advocates for this swap in her book "Nigella Kitchen," saying her hummus is "gorgeously filling, but without the slight [gumminess] that tahini can give."
You should use natural or smooth peanut butter, not the crunchy kind. Add two tablespoons of peanut butter for every 15-ounce can of chickpeas in your hummus recipe.
You can then proceed with your recipe as usual, or you can create a dessert-like spread by throwing in some honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
For a tangy peanut sauce-like flavor, add lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. For a spicier dip, spices like cumin, paprika, and chili powder can be used.