Monday, May 13, 2013

Homemade Spicy Hummus Recipe

I'm in love with hummus. 
But I'm not in love with the $3-4/cup price of it in store. 
So, this week on cooking day, I tried a spicy hummus recipe I found online somewhere. But, 'spicy' being a relative term, it didn't quite do it for me. 

Here's the recipe I ended up with. It could still use a little more spice, but I wanted to let it 'steep' in the fridge for a couple of days and check the spice level before adding more. So far, I'm thinking more would be better. (I like the spicy to make my ears warm... if you don't like it that spicy, no need to worry - this recipe doesn't do that.)

Spicy Hummus Recipe

1 can      chickpeas

2 Tbsp   tahini seseme paste
1/8 cup   olive oil
1 tsp       crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp       ground cumin
1 clove   garlic, crushed (I used 1 tsp garlic powder)
1/4 cup   lemon juice 
1/3 cup   water (or could add oil?) 
1/2-1tsp  tobbasco sauce
1 Tbsp   paprika (for color and slightly smoky flavor)

Blend all in food processor and serve with crackers, chips, veggies... whatever.




  1. looks great! Might need to get some tahini and try this!

    1. Great! (Maybe I should post the Tahini recipe I use...) :)

  2. Have you ever used red pepper instead of red pepper flakes?


    1. The recipe called for 'crushed pepper flakes' - I guessed that means the chili pepper flakes that are often served with pizza. That's what I use, and I love the heat it gives this hummus.

      I haven't tried it with red pepper. It wouldn't have the same heat, but it might be a nice flavor. Let me know how yours turns out and what you ended up doing! :D


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