We love spicy hummus but our local grocery store stopped carrying our favorite brand! I tried making my own version and was delighted to find out that hummus making is SIMPLE! Learn how easy it is to make tasty hummus.
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Feeling hot, Hot, HOT? We love spicy food at the Bren Did homestead. One of our favorite snacks is spicy hummus with vegetables. It’s made from garbanzo beans which are quite plain but flavored up with spices and crushed pepper.
Spicy hummus is the perfect vegetable dip or sandwich spread. It takes your average lunch from blah to BAM!
Don’t care for spicy foods? Try making hummus but omit the red pepper flakes, chili powder and cayenne powder. You'll be left with the perfect traditional hummus recipe.
Tahini Buying Tip
When buying tahini for this recipe look for an unsalted version to control the sodium level of the hummus. You can add your own salt to taste.
- 1 -15.5 oz can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 4 tbsp lemon juice fresh or bottled
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
- Pulse together, in a food processor, garbanzo beans, lemon juice and garlic until well minced.
- Add tahini, olive oil, cumin and salt. Process until lighter in color and creamy.
- Stop here and you have delicious traditional hummus.
- Add red pepper flakes, chili powder and cayenne powder, process until well mixed.
This hummus is delicious as soon as it is prepared, however the flavors will continue to develop overnight. If you want to add more spices I suggest letting it rest for a few hours before adding more spice to avoid overly spicy hummus.
Serve with sliced vegetables, pita chips or your favorite crackers.
Tip: Use hummus as a spread on your favorite sandwich. It makes a delicious southwest turkey sandwich with turkey breast, lettuce and Monterrey jack cheese.