Pineapple Serrano Hummus #DoleRose #RoseParade

After all the holiday eating – and yes, I know we are close to the finish line; but not there yet, because New Year’s is not quite here. In any case, you might start to think about something healthy and I’m all for healthy, especially when it tastes good! So if you need a dip for the new year or an incredible spread for your sandwich, well you need go no further. I will admit that I am not a huge fan of hummus, unless it is good hummus. Unless I am in Israel hummus. Or unless I made Ottolenghi’s hummus. Well that is, until I also made this hummus. As part of the Food Blogger Blast Party 2016 Rose Parade, Ally Phillips, who is the Dole Blog ambassador gave a few of us this recipe to try and I must say she nailed it. I love this hummus.The texture and flavor of this hummus, with a bit of heat from serrano peppers and a subtle sweetness from Dole® pineapple, will leave guests clamoring for more.  I served it with pita chips and lime tortilla chips and this stuff kills; in a very good way.

Thank you Ally Phillips of What’s for Dinner/Ally’s Kitchen for this great recipe. Dole California Cook-Off Champion Ally Phillips of Ally’s Kitchen, will perform live cooking demonstrations and share quick and fun recipes featuring Dole Packaged Foods’ products. At “Live on Green”, Angelenos and visitors from around the world will explore 100,000 square feet of free entertainment, unique and rare exhibitions, and fun activities, as well as indulge in healthy snacks and beverages at the Dole Bistro. Wish I could go!


If you find yourself like me, plunking down in front of the TV on New Near’s Day to watch the parade, make sure you have a plate of this spicy sweet hummus beside you. Believe it or not I’ve watched the Rose Bowl Parade since I was a kid and this year the Dole float is one I won’t want to miss. The Dole LLC float is called, “Soaring Over Paradise,” and explores the world’s rain forests. The float includes four waterfalls, a zip line that travels through the rain forest canopy and a flock of macaws that appear to take flight over the floral gardens. If I were in Pasadena, I would make sure to attend Live on Green where families are invited to indulge in food, entertainment and fun activities at the free three-day event in Downtown Pasadena, Dec. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pasadena Conference Center.

No, I’m not there. Ally is there. So the next best thing is creating a bit of paradise at home. Start with this. What a great healthy way to begin a new year!


Pineapple Serrano Hummus
Serves: 4-6
From: Ally Phillips-Dole Blogger Ambassador
Time to make: About 15 minutes
1 8 ox can Dole crushed pineapple
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 T serrano pepper, finely chopped (about 1 or 2 if you are like me)
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained but reserve liquid
1-1/2 t sea salt
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 /2 c tahini
Garnishes: extra virgin olive oil, sesame seeds, paprika (all optional)
Combine pineapple, garlic, serrano pepper, 1/4 c reserved liquid from garbanzo beans, salt, lemon juice and tahini in food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Garnish with your choice of garnishes. I added a bit of chopped Italian parsley and toasted some sesame seeds to give it some extra “nuttiness”.

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  • mjskit
    January 14, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I've never been a big fan of hummus but I could eat the whole bowl of this one. Pineapple and serrano sound like two very tasty additions.

  • La Table De Nana
    January 14, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Love the pineapple addition!

  • Two Healthy Kitchens
    January 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    We love watching the Rose Parade – total tradition in my house! Sadly, I didn't see this awesome recipe until today … because yes, yes, yes – I would have been so happy munching on this while I watched! What a delicious twist on hummus – and you know how much I like hummus! Oh my goodness – definitely pinning this! ~Shelley

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    January 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Love your hummus recipe…it is so different.

  • Biz
    January 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Happy New Year Abbe! Hope all is well with you – hugs!

  • Kitchen Riffs
    January 6, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Pineapple and hummus? Brilliant idea! Super fun dish — thanks.

  • Sharon D
    January 4, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Happy New Year, Abbe! x
    This looks fabulous.

  • Pam
    December 31, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Unique with the pineapple addition to the hummus. It sounds delicious! Here's wishing you the best in the New Year, Happy New Year!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    December 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    What a unique way to prepare hummus. I'll bet it tastes so fresh with the pineapple in it. We love hummus here! Happy New Year, Abbe!

  • Amy
    December 29, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Anything hummus is good, but with pineapple it's great!

  • beyondkimchee
    December 29, 2015 at 2:12 am

    wow, I never tried hummus with pineapple. Quite curious how it tastes. Looks very appetizing!

  • Liz Berg
    December 29, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I've never thought of adding fruit to my hummus—but any excuse to eat pineapple is OK with me. Perfect snack food for watching the parade and the game!

  • Cathleen
    December 28, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Can you believe that I have never made hummus before?? This looks so good!

  • Sippity Sup
    December 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Tremendous Hummus with Dole pineapple! Thanks for the info on Live on Green too, I'll try and squeeze that into my calendar. Happy New Year XOGREG

  • Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 28, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I love hummus and would never have thought to add pineapple – brilliant! It looks amazing Abbe – so Happy New Year!

  • Angie Schneider
    December 28, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I totally love the add of pineapples! An excellent dip, Abbe.
    Happy New Year!

  • Karen Harris
    December 28, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I love Ally, she is such a sweetheart and great cook. Wish I was going to be there too. Oh well, thank goodness we have this wonderful recipe to tide us over.

    • Ally
      December 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      Love you too girl! And, YOU are the master chef!! xo

  • Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    December 27, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I love homemade hummus! This looks amazing, I'd love to dig in with those chips! You say 4-6 servings, I say – it's 1 serving, all of it for me when I'm craving hummus!

  • Ally
    December 27, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Abbe! This is just a stunning presentation! Lime tortilla chips…omg, girl! It's the kind of thing that I keep eating and eating and eating!! Thank you, luv! xo