Bacon Scallion Hummus

My mom Noni’s classic BLT sandwich was a go-to in my childhood home. It featured crunchy bacon, iceberg lettuce, juicy tomatoes and tangy mayo layered between three slices of toasted white bread. The sky-high stack was skewered with toothpicks and then sliced into four triangles. No matter how many times I try to make it, and as simple as it is, I cannot duplicate that sandwich to match the taste of Noni’s. It’s one of those foods that just always tastes better when Mom makes it.

But this week I’m adding a creamy twist to the classic by using Bacon Scallion Hummus in place of mayo. Feel free to dig in to this silky spread with crunchy crudité or bagel chips, but I prefer mine slathered on toasted seven-grain bread, which I top with lettuce and tomatoes. Fresh scallions add a welcome zing to this quick-fix snack that’s made that much better by adding a splash of reserved bacon drippings in place of olive oil. Forget the skinny jeans and grab your spandex. While your pants may hate me, I promise your taste buds will be singing my praises.

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Bacon Scallion Hummus

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Bacon Scallion Hummus

My mom Noni’s classic BLT sandwich was a go-to in my childhood home. It featured crunchy bacon, iceberg lettuce, juicy tomatoes and tangy mayo layered between three slices of toasted white bread. The sky-high stack was skewered with toothpicks and then sliced into four triangles. No matter how many times I try to make it, and […]
4 from 1 vote
Bacon Scallion Hummus
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients 

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped scallions (green and white parts), plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain and reserve bacon drippings in a small bowl.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together chickpeas, tahini, 1 tablespoon reserved bacon fat, lemon juice and chopped garlic, scraping down the sides and pulsing just until smooth.
  • Add the water, 3 slices of chopped bacon and 2 tablespoons chopped scallions. Pulse it a few more times until combined, and then season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and garnish with remaining chopped bacon and additional chopped scallions.
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Calories: 431kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 1472mg, Potassium: 270mg, Fiber: 2g, Vitamin A: 85IU, Vitamin C: 9.6mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 1.9mg

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  1. The hummus is delicious but too thick and heavy. I added more lemon and more bacon grease and more water but nothing worked. Wonder what I coukd do next time? P. S. I am allergic to dairy and tomato

  2. Bacon and scallions? Why not! Love the addition of these 2 to your hummus as a change-up from the traditional – very creative. I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure following your creations…

  3. Love this version of hummus you’ve created. I’ve yet to start dabbling in the world of homemade hummus. After reading this post I need to get moving… the possibilities are endless!

  4. i’ve been trying out all sorts of homemade hummus variations lately…and now i’ve got to try this one next!!

  5. you had me at “bacon”, but this is a great twist on hummus. See you in two days in sunny, hot Orlando!

  6. How fun is this?! I love the creativity. We are big fans of hummus; my in-laws sometimes live on the stuff. They will love this!