Homemade Spicy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a dip or spread made from chickpeas. The beans are cooked and then mashed with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt.

The word “hummus” comes from the Arabic word “ḥummuṣ”, which means “chickpeas”.

Hummus is popular throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean, where it is often eaten as a dip with pita bread, vegetables or chips. It has gained popularity in other parts of the world in recent years.

This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a light and healthy snack. The hummus is made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic. The addition of spices gives this dish a bit of heat.

Hummus Spicy Recipe

Gosh, I did these photos like a month ago but could not find what folder I put the recipe card in on my computer. I thought it was lost forever, but I finally found it last night! I guess that’s the one good thing about having a boyfriend who bails on plans is that I have more time for photos. :/

Hummus is one of those things I eat all the time. Yep pretty much every day. It is just so good. Having it with veggies, apples, chips, crackers, bread, yeah, I’ll pretty much eat it on anything. But it is one of those things I have never found a good recipe for.

Mine would always come out too chunky, no matter how much I would blend it. Or has a weird taste that just does not compare to the ones I get at trader joes that are so good. Oh, and I love you, trader Joe, but why do you make that amazing tomato basil hummus in such small containers? I can eat it all in one sitting! 

Homemade Hummus Spicy Recipe

So I figured it was time to make my own recipe that I would actually want to eat. And this spicy version does the trick! It has such a nice kick and comes out pretty thick, which helps to prevent me from eating the whole bowl. 

Spicy Hummus

  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add more olive oil if it is too thick.

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