Masala Hummus Toast

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!When it comes to cooking, I’ve always been inspired by a Julia Childs quote that I stumbled across years ago.  “Learn to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.”  I couldn’t agree more!  After college, I took an interest in cooking and baking mainly as a way to save money.  But I quickly moved on to original recipes as they provided a way to experiment, improvise and have fun. 

Over the years, I have most definitely made mistakes.  Laura still reminds me of the time that I used way, way, way too much cayenne pepper in a grilled chicken rub.  I’m pretty sure I permanently disfigured a few of my taste buds with that one.  But, hey, I learned!  And now I’m much more careful when I open that container of cayenne pepper.

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!Summer entertaining is a sacred event around our house.  (We actually purchased this house in part due to the ability to entertain on the back deck!)  And since we all know that a good party requires good food, I decided to hit the kitchen and come up with a fun appetizer.  I followed Julia’s advice about trying new recipes and being fearless…and the result was this Masala Hummus Toast.  And this appetizer is so tasty that it might just become an unofficial meal.  (Not like I speak from experience or anything!)

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!Several years ago, we came across a good recipe for peanut chaat.  Peanut chaat is a classic Indian street food, and it’s a delicious combination of spicy (but not too spicy…I learned my lesson!) and tangy.  Peanut chaat is certainly unique, too.  In fact, I can’t think of many other recipes that use peanuts as a base for a savory appetizer.  But trust me when I say that you won’t be able to stop once you start snacking on this Masala Hummus Toast.

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!We absolutely love Sabra hummus around our house.  If you were to open our refrigerator (please don’t do that…something might fall out), then chances are you’d find a container of Sabra hummus in there.  I’m partial to the Classic flavor, but I’m also not too picky.  Roasted Red Pepper, Basil Pesto, Chipotle…you name the flavor, and I’ll eat it!  In fact, pita chips + Sabra hummus has been my go-to lunch all week.  And I seriously sit at my computer wondering when it’s acceptable to stop and eat lunch.  So far, I’ve decided that anything after 11am is fair game!

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!Laura and I were chatting about fun summer appetizers the other night, and she suggested combining hummus with peanut chaat.  Umm, yes!  We’ve all heard of the guacamole toast craze, right?  Well what about hummus toast?   More specifically, what about Masala Hummus Toast that’s topped with a flavorful peanut chaat?  It makes for one killer summer appetizer!  The creaminess of Sabra’s Classic Hummus combined with the spiciness of the peanut chaat is one fun combination.

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!If you’re in the mood to take Julia’s advice and try some new recipes this summer, then put this Masala Hummus Toast on the list…and then put it on the list again and again and again.  Not only is this one tasty, but it’s unique which means people will remember it.  Enjoy!

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!

Masala Hummus Toast

This Masala Hummus Toast is a unique summer appetizer that will have everyone coming back for more!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 288kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 crusty baguette
  • 1 10-oz. container Sabra hummus (see note)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups roasted salted peanuts
  • ¾ cup red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 tsp chaat masala see note
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Instructions

  • Slice bread on a diagonal into ¾”-1” thick slices. Place bread in a toaster oven or grill pan; cook over medium-high heat until lightly toasted.
  • Spread Sabra hummus generously on top of toast; set aside.
  • Using a large skillet, add olive oil, peanuts, onion, jalapeno and cumin; stir until well combined. Cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, or until onion begins to soften. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients (tomato, shredded carrots, cilantro, chaat masala, cayenne pepper, salt and lime juice).
  • Place spoonful of peanut mixture on top of each piece of hummus toast.

Notes

I used Sabra’s Classic Hummus flavor, but their Rosemary + Sea Salt or Jalapeno flavors would also work well in this recipe!
Chaat masala is a spice blend that can be found in most Indian markets or in the Indian food section of large grocery stores.

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43 Comments

    1. You totally hit the nail on the head here, Kathy! These hummus toasts have such a great combination of textures. I love hummus straight out of the container, but using it in an appetizer is quite fun. I hope you and the family have a great long weekend, my friend!

  1. David! I have never tasted peanut chaat but I think I have been missing out here! this looks perfect for summer entertaining! love that is all in a flavor packed toast. Have a great week!

    1. Oh, you’ve gotta try peanut chaat, Gaila! It’s so darned tasty! Now I will say that it’s best fresh as the peanuts can get soggy (due to the liquid) if they sit too long. But there’s no such thing as sitting too long as this will disappear faster than you can believe. Thanks so much, my friend, and I hope you are having a great week yourself! 🙂

  2. David, you are speaking my language today!!! “Peanut chaat” used to be a favorite “tuk shop” snack of ours growing up and combining that with Sabra hummus on this Masala Hummus Toast is brilliant! And – hot dang – it’s making my tastebuds swoon!
    Another food blogger introduced me to hummus + pumpkin puree on naan or pita or any type of flatbread with cheese and veggies on top – and today I have this Masala Hummus Toast – now am sitting here thinking if it’s ok to have lunch at 9.52 am?
    BTW – I so love that quote by Julia Child – yes to experimenting and having fun in the kitchen – life’s too short not to – right?! 🙂
    Happy Wednesday to the Spiced Clan!

    1. Oh man, this peanut chaat + hummus combo is so darned delicious, Shashi! I mean both the chaat and hummus are totally addicting by themselves, but you combine them together? Yeah, leftovers won’t be a problem there. 🙂

      I think it is perfectly acceptable to eat lunch at 9:52am. Well, maybe not lunch. Let’s call it a mid-morning appetizer? An amuse-bouche if you would. Haha! Experimenting in the kitchen is one of my all-time favorite pastimes, so that Julia Child quote pretty much captured my opinion perfectly. Thanks so much, Shashi! And I officially say there’s now only 1 day left until Lil Shashi’s graduation.

  3. So when’s your next party? I’m just going to invite myself :). This is one heck of an appetizer! I’ve never heard of peanut chaat but I have, of course, heard of HUMMUS, aka one of my favorite things on earth. This looks SO delish I want to grab it off my screen and forget I just finished breakfast. 7:50 isn’t too early for lunch right? Have a great day, David!

    1. Well, let’s see. We have some friends from Philly visiting this weekend, so that’s kindof a party. Come on over, Kelsie! But don’t ring the doorbell when you get here. All of our friends know to just come on in…ringing the doorbell makes the dogs go crazy which in turn makes Robbie throw a tantrum. So just come on in and make yourself at home! 🙂

      So you totally owe it to yourself to try peanut chaat sometime. It’s an amazing little snack, and then you combine that with hummus? Oh yeah. That’s a party all by itself right there!

    1. Breakfast idea, eh? I like the way you think, Agness! That way I don’t have to worry if it’s time for lunch yet…I can just jump right in with this fun, savory breakfast instead! 🙂

    1. Why thank you very much, Marissa! Fusion dishes are indeed fun, and I gotta say that this peanut chaat + hummus combo is a favorite! I love both of them by themselves, but together? Oh yeah! That’s when the party really gets started! 🙂

  4. Julia Child is a wonderful inspiration – I treasure my two volumes of Mastering The Art of French Cooking and completely agree with her as well – it is important to be adventurous and fearless in the kitchen. It is all about the fun in the end anyway and mistakes can sometimes lead to the best inventions 😉 The combination of hummus and peanut chaat certainly sounds adventurous and perfect for summer entertaining. Have a fantastic weekend, David!

    1. Yes! Julia Child was really a genius when it came to the kitchen and how to approach cooking at home. If you aren’t adventuresome, then cooking can be dull and boring. I’m all about taking chances and seeing what happens. Sometimes it doesn’t work too well, but other times you stumble on a keeper! This hummus + peanut chaat is absolutely a keeper! Thanks so much, Miriam, and I hope you and the family have a great weekend, my friend!

  5. Julia Child has some of the best quotes, doesn’t she?? I like the one ‘If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.’ Ha! I’ve never heard of peanut chaat before, but I certainly love what you’ve done with this hummus! Definitely could be a meal in itself if you ask me and I like your thinking – anything after 11am is fair game 😉 P.S. If you open my fridge, stuff might fall out too, lol 😀 Cheers to a fabulous long weekend, David!

    1. That Julia! She really does have some amazing quotes. She just captures the spirit of the kitchen so well. 🙂 So peanut chaat was a new thing to me when we came across it a couple of years ago. And now it’s one of the regulars in our lineup of fun appetizers! And of course I love hummus. I can eat it straight out of the container! So combining hummus with chaat just works in my opinion!

      Haha…and cheers to playing Fridge Tetris! (That totally should be a game because I play it every time I go into the fridge.) Have a great weekend, Dawn. And thank you!

  6. We love little toasts for our lunch / brunch at the weekend David and especially with our Scottish weather being more than good to us at the moment, I can imagine this being eaten outside this weekend. It would make a change from the endless tomato, basil bruschetta toasts we eat too.

    Thanks for this recipe (never peanut chaat before and seriously intrigued!). Have a great weekend. 🙂

    1. Oh yes! This would indeed be a great appetizer or light lunch to serve outside. We’re having a nice little run of good weather here right now, too. Funny that you mention bruschetta toasts as that is totally one of our go-to’s later in the summer when the garden starts sending out more tomatoes than we know what to do with!

      So you should totally experiment sometime soon and make a batch of peanut chaat. The cilantro + lime juice makes this one feel super fresh…perfect for summer entertaining! Thanks so much, Neil. I hope you and Lady Lynne have a great weekend over there!

  7. Your fridge sounds like mine! It actually sounds like my closet too. I love hummus and I’ve never had it with peanuts, but it sounds fantastic. A perfect way to entertain with a few friends on the deck and get summer started!

    1. See, my closet isn’t that bad? I guess it’s because I’m a guy. The only problem I have there is too many t-shirts from random breweries. 🙂 But, yes, do give hummus a shot with this flavorful peanut chaat on top. It’s so darned addicting! Happy Memorial Day weekend to you and your family, Rachelle!

  8. It feels so good to be back at Spiced Blog David, its so strange the things you miss while on vacation. I miss all of my blogging buddies and that totally includes you, Laura and Robbie 🙂 Love that quote by Julia Childs she is my Hero. I love entertaining, we had 2-3 gatherings a month when growing up. I remember one quiet sunday there was a knock at the door and it was 15 people I didn’t know, I guess my Dad told them they could use our house for a gather, now that was a fun party, everyone was super nice and they brought all their own food. This Masala Hummus Toast looks delicious. I just fell in love with Hummus, I know I’m a little late to the party but better late than never right! 🙂

    1. Haha! I’ve gotta admit that I missed seeing you around these parts, too, Mary. Just the other day, I was responding to comments, and I was all like, “where is Mary?” Then I remembered that you were laying on a beach somewhere. Then I got jealous. 🙂 Welcome back, my friend!

      I’m so glad you’re on the hummus train now! It took me a while, too. In fact, I think it was sometime while I was in Louisiana after college that I finally got on the hummus train. And I haven’t gotten off since then! Topping it with this flavorful (and very easy to make) peanut chaat is really darned good, too. Have a great holiday weekend, Mary!

  9. I wish I could say I’m a flawless (and 100% neat in the kitchen) cook, but that would be a little lie, David. The good thing about being a food blogger is that you can polish a desired recipe before getting it published (and even not disclosing all those attempts). Of course, I don’t remember most of mistakes (They were the way too little to dwell on them), but one of them was about…attention…key word…lavender! In 2013 when I just started using it, I made lavender ice cream which was the most hideous I’ve ever tried. I put too much lavender resulted in a disgusting parfum flavor. Grrr. But as you know, I’ve mastered my lavender skills since that:) And those toasts look and sound great, David. Bruschettas and crostini are my favorite summer meal, and I can easily have a few as the main dish for my lunch or dinner.

    1. Yes! I totally agree with you, Ben. There have been many, many recipes where I had to tweak them and adjust them before they were ready to go…but this Hummus + Peanut Chaat was not one of them. This thing just came together so easily, and I loved it from the first bite! That doesn’t happen often. 🙂 Do give this one a shot sometime. The combination of flavors is so delicious, and it could definitely serve as a fun summer lunch!

  10. I love hummus… and I LOVE spicy and chilli… lots and lots in my food. My husband often teases me by setting a mini fire extinguisher next to my plate😏.
    This is a perfect combination and recipe for me, having it for breakfast,lunch,and dinner tomorrow.😋

    1. Haha! Wow, you really do love the spicy food then, Ashika! Feel free to add an extra tablespoon or two of cayenne to the chaat for this one! Haha! Just kidding. I don’t think you would be able to taste anything for days and days if you did that. This chaat + hummus is SO tasty. Do give it a shot sometime! Thanks so much, my friend! 🙂

    1. Oh man, this app, Nicole. This is one super delicious appetizer! I mean I love Sabra straight out of the container…but add a flavorful peanut chaat to the top? Yeah, that needs to happen again. and again. and again. I hope you and your husband (and Harley!) have an amazing long weekend. Thanks so much, my friend!

  11. You are right David, Peanut chaat is an Indian street food and I just love it. I can see how beautifully you have combined hummus with peanut chaat. Awesome. 🙂

    1. Why thank you very much, Puja! I know there are probably many, many variations of chaat out there…but this one turned out quite well. And then put it on top of creamy, delicious hummus? Yum! 🙂

  12. Indian chaat is the best, isn’t it? You and Laura should visit India with me. I will make you guys taste all the amazing chaat…the list is way too long!! This looks amazing David, just the hummus here!

    1. Oh man, you don’t have to tell me twice! I’m game and I KNOW Laura would be game to travel to India with another foodie. 🙂 We’d eat our weight in chaat! 🙂 Thanks, Manali!

    1. Yes! Hummus really is amazing, isn’t it?? And I love a good peanut chaat, too. So combine the two, and you’ve got a really fun appetizer! I won’t tell you how long these toasts lasted around here…but I will say that it wasn’t long at all. Haha! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, my friend! 🙂

    1. Oh man, this hummus + peanut chaat toast is so darned good! The crunch of the bread and peanuts along with the creamy hummus is just addicting. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Cara!!

    1. Haha! I totally agree, GiGi! In fact, I bet the two of us could polish off a room full of hummus. Like an entire room. Of hummus. Imagine that…and imagine how delicious it would be! 🙂

    1. Hahaha! Well this is a good one, Kevin! 🙂 The creamy hummus combined with the spiced peanuts is definitely a tasty combo. Thanks so much, my friend! Long time no talk!

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