Spicy Hummus

Hummus has become a very popular dip around the world. Here, it gets an unexpected twist with some hot peppers. Serve with pita bread or alongside grilled meats and rice.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) of chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. tahini (ground sesame paste)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, plus more for topping
  • 1 tsp. hot paprika
  • ¼ tsp. red chili pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Put the chickpeas, along with a few teaspoons of their liquid, into a food processor or blender. Blend to a rough paste.
  • Add the lemon juice, garlic, tahini, olive oil, paprika, and chili flakes. Blend until it makes a very smooth paste, adding chickpea liquid as necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with sliced chili pepper.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) of chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. tahini (ground sesame paste)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, plus more for topping
  • 1 tsp. hot paprika
  • ¼ tsp. red chili pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Put the chickpeas, along with a few teaspoons of their liquid, into a food processor or blender. Blend to a rough paste.
  • Add the lemon juice, garlic, tahini, olive oil, paprika, and chili flakes. Blend until it makes a very smooth paste, adding chickpea liquid as necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with sliced chili pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories200
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars3g
Protein6g