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Simple Spicy Hummus

Simple Spicy Hummus


"I have eaten hummus a few times a week for years now. A couple years back I wanted something different, so I started messing around. After a few trial runs, this recipe represents my favorite hummus."
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10 m servings 172 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Prep

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  1. Place chickpeas in a blender; top with olive oil, lime juice, tahini, and garlic. Blend mixture until smooth. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and blend until desired consistency is reached. Add paprika, cayenne pepper, and cumin; blend until incorporated.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Try different brands of chickpeas, as they will yield different consistencies (smoother, chunkier, etc.).
  • I use lime juice, but lemon works if you prefer. I put a little under 1/4 cup so it is a little more subtle.
  • People tend to enjoy different amounts of tahini, distinct and thick. I put in a little under 1/4 cup.
  • Cumin is a strong spice, so try a little under a 1/4 teaspoon first to see if you would want more.
  • Depending on your consistency preferences and the type of blending unit being used, you may want/need anywhere up to 1/4 cup water.

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This was great hummus! We loved the kick the cayenne added. Like others, I used the liquid from the chickpeas in place of water.

So easy to prepare, and a huge bonus is the ease of customization.

Husband really liked this one. I did add salt. I really liked how red it gets from the paprika and cayenne. I would add that oil (best) and the juice from the can (2nd best) are both a lot bette...

This is easy and tasty. What a nice way to change up hummus! I love the spicy element.

LOVED this! I did add a bit of salt, but other than that, this was perfect for us! Instead of using water to get the right consistency, I used the reserved liquid from the chickpeas b/c that's h...

Our favorite hummus recipe so far. I typically add some roasted red peppers to this as well.


Excellent taste.

Turned out delicious! No changes needed, but this is a great recipe to add different spices or swap ingredients like basil, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes etc. This is my new go to hummus ...

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