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Boiled Peanut Hummus

September 26, 2013 |

Boiled Peanut Hummus | Flavor, NC

Recipe courtesy of Chef Scott Crawford
as seen on episode “Bakers’ Peanuts“, season 3


  • 5 lbs raw peanuts in the shell
  • 1 ¼ cups Kosher Salt
  • 1 ½ gallons water
  • ½ cup smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup peanut oil


In a large stock pot bring peanuts, water, paprika and cayenne pepper to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to a steady simmer and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 to 2 ½ hours.

Remove from heat and strain, reserve 1 cup of the liquid. Cool peanuts until they can be handled. Remove boiled peanuts from the shell (don’t eat too many while you’re peeling).

In a food processor, puree peanuts with cider vinegar and peanut oil adding a small amount of liquid at a time until hummus is desired consistency and creaminess. Spread on flat bread, cracker or toasted baguette.

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Heart Healthy Tips


  • Great as a snack, topping on salad or ingredient in main dishes
  • Excellent source of Vitamin E and healthy unsaturated fats
  • Can be challenging to control your portion size of peanuts. Try limiting to a handful.
  • Make your own peanut butter or buy Natural Peanut Butter to avoid unhealthy fats and added sugars.

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