Adults and kids love spicy snacks. From all the top spicy selling snacks- we know that to be true. Kids are attracted to words like "fuego" and "nitro" in snacks and gravitate toward hot sauce, peppers, jalapenos and all the tongue thrillers both hot and mild. I'm enjoying some spicy red pepper hummus on some multigrain crackers with sliced sweet peppers as I am writing this blog- which incidentally inspired me to write this.
If your kids don't like hummus try to make it at home and just add some spicy. I find that freshly made hummus is tastier than the store bought stuff- although I won't argue there are many great options out there. I almost always get the frown face from kids when I mention hummus as a great option to add protein and fiber to an afternoon snack. But chances are they might enjoy it on the spicy side and make it super smooth and creamy like a dip.
It's versatile that hummus! It can be used as a dip and a great spread in sandwiches and wraps. Serve with sliced celery, carrots, sliced cucumbers, grilled and raw zucchini is a great way to eat those veggies. Here's my recipe for spicy hummus.
Simple Sriracha Hummus
1 can chickpeas or white beans drained but reserving 1/3 cup liquid
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Sriracha sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. paprika
drizzle olive oil
Garnish with pepper flakes
Place all ingredients, except olive oil, into blender. Blend until smooth.
Place in serving dish and drizzle with olive oil and additional sriracha sauce
Share your jazzy hummus recipes with me.